Response to President Trump

Dated: August 16, 2019 Yesterday, President Trump revisited his statements about reopening mental “institutions” and perpetuated false stereotypes. Two weeks ago, the president also called people with mental illness “monsters.” In response, National Alliance on Mental Illness Acting CEO Angela Kimball released the following statement: “The president should be talking about better care and earlier access … Continue reading Response to President Trump

Cultivating Self-Acceptance In The LGBTQ Community

By Chris Tompkins | Jul. 29, 2019   I’ve been living in Los Angeles and working in West Hollywood, LA’s gay neighborhood, for 10 years. In that time, I’ve unfortunately known far too many people who have overdosed from drugs or alcohol or who have died by suicide. Recently, I was told a young man I once worked … Continue reading Cultivating Self-Acceptance In The LGBTQ Community

It’s Not Stigma, It’s Discrimination

By Sue Abderholden | Oct. 01, 2018 At NAMI, we seek to improve the lives of those with mental illnesses and their families. We do this through education, support and advocacy. Part of advocacy is changing laws, and also public attitudes. Every civil and human rights movement has had to do both to make progress. The mental health … Continue reading It’s Not Stigma, It’s Discrimination

Personal Story: Don’t Call Me Crazy

by Robert Spencer   In the light of recent events, there has been a lot of focus on mental illness and it hasn’t been positive. Studies have shown that people living with mental illness are far more likely to be the victims of violent crimes than the perpetrators, but that doesn’t stop some in society … Continue reading Personal Story: Don’t Call Me Crazy

Mental Health Stigma: The Week Washington Erupted

By Mary Giliberti, J.D. | Aug. 03, 2017   When former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci’s remarks called President Trump’s now-departed chief of staff Reince Priebus a “paranoid schizophrenic,” prefaced by profanity, he was widely condemned for his malicious vulgarity—and properly so. Much attention focused on the crudeness of his remarks, but less so the implications of … Continue reading Mental Health Stigma: The Week Washington Erupted

Join the “Stigma Free” Movement

What is Stigma? Why is it a Problem? Why does being StigmaFree matter? If you aren’t sure, it’s time to learn more. The perception of mental illness won’t change if we don’t act to change it. Talk about mental health conditions and find out how you can make a difference to support others. Click to … Continue reading Join the “Stigma Free” Movement