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Tag: Mental Health Support

COVID-19 Health Resources

Please visit our new COVID-19 webpage for important information about mental health services available during the current public health crisis. Included in the page are: NAMI SNM statement about efforts to resume classes and support groups Remote access resources A list of online recovery meetings Resources for New Mexicans concerned with the impact of Corona…
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My Promise as a Mental Health Nurse

By Shanda Whittle MSN, RN, CNL | Feb. 10, 2020 In 2015, I embarked on an academic journey at the University of San Francisco where I completed my master’s degree in nursing and continued on to pursue my doctor of nursing practice degree. This was something I never envisioned for myself as a new-grad nurse.…
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Six Myths and Facts about Mental Illness

By Sky Lea Ross | Oct. 01, 2019 The stigma associated with mental illness is now called “sanism.” Just like racism or sexism, it is a form of oppression and discrimination. And there is a lot of sanism and misinformation surrounding mental illness still present within our society. It’s up to us, the mental health…
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2019 Mental Health Improvement Act

NAMI worked with a bipartisan group of legislators on key components of the bill including increasing access and continuity of care for veterans in need of coordinated support.

New Information about Dual Diagnosis

Dual diagnosis (also referred to as co-occurring disorders) is a term for when someone experiences a mental illness and a substance use disorder simultaneously. Either disorder—substance use or mental illness—can develop first. People experiencing a mental health condition may turn to alcohol or other drugs as a form of self-medication to improve the mental health symptoms…
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Ensuring Your Child Is Supported At School

By Deborah Offner, Ph.D. | May. 14, 2018   At least 1 in 5 school-aged children is affected by a mental health condition. The two most common conditions among children and adolescents are anxiety followed by depression, but children can have other difficulties that affect their ability to fully take part in and benefit from their classroom experiences. These include attention deficit-hyperactivity, autism…
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