Social Security for Disabled Children: Benefits You May Not Know About

By Timothy Cuddigan | Jan. 11, 2016 Ellen struggles with bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder, and her parents worry about her future. (Ellen is a real person and gave us permission to tell her story here, but to protect her privacy we are not using her real name.) Ellen, 24, has had multiple hospitalizations … Continue reading Social Security for Disabled Children: Benefits You May Not Know About

Borderline Personality Disorder complex; few easy answers

Pamela Field, For the Sun-News 1:03 a.m. MST December 1, 2015 Signs and symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder include extreme reactions, often of fear of abandonment, whether real or perceived, and the range of emotions include panic, depression, rage. It is rare to hear a report, as a nurse on a patient with borderline personality … Continue reading Borderline Personality Disorder complex; few easy answers

Book Review: Surrounded By Madness

Surrounded by Madness: A Memoir of Mental Illness and Family Secrets By Rachel Pruchno Dog Ear Publishing (2014) Purchase Simone McKitterick, NAMI Communications Intern *Warning: The content of this book contains topics related to suicide and may disturb some readers. “What was the likelihood my adopted daughter would have my father’s hazel eyes and my … Continue reading Book Review: Surrounded By Madness

Childhood Trauma & Behavior

How early trauma influences behavior Date:December 1, 2014 Source: ETH Zurich Summary: Traumatic and stressful events during childhood increase the risk to develop psychiatric disorders, but to a certain extent, they can also help better deal with difficult situations later in life. Researchers have studied this phenomenon in mice to learn how these effects could … Continue reading Childhood Trauma & Behavior

Unhinged: A Memoir of Enduring

Unhinged: A Memoir of Enduring, Surviving and Overcoming Family Mental Illness By Anna Berry Rowman and Littlefield (2014) Purchase By Simone McKitterick, NAMI Intern When you have a family legacy riddled with psychosis, paranoia and suicide, the odds of avoiding these symptoms yourself don’t look so promising. Fortunately, through acceptance and a staunch commitment to … Continue reading Unhinged: A Memoir of Enduring