Family relationships are sometimes responsible for life’s biggest conflicts. They’re often complicated and can span decades. For many, it’s the steady drip of unresolved arguments and personality clashes that leave lasting feelings of resentment and bitterness. But there is a way to work through this. There is a hopeful course of action—it’s called family therapy.
Understanding your partner’s diagnosis can make it easier to identify how to be there for them when things get tough.
Margaret Mead: “Never doubt that
a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change
the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
How do you recognize the difference between a sad mood and depression? Would you know what to say or do if your child expressed suicidal thoughts?
Many people don’t know how to provide comfort or respond appropriately in times of need or crisis. Instead of listening and taking the time to provide a constructive response, they jump to conclusions. They say the first thing that comes to mind.
When mental illness is present, the potential for crisis is never far from mind. Crisis episodes related to mental illness can feel incredibly overwhelming. There’s the initial shock, followed by a flood of questions—the most prominent of which is: “What can we do?”
On Tuesday, Nov. 6th, Americans will go to the polls on Election Day, determining the future of mental health care across the nation. Today’s candidates are tomorrow’s elected officials. And elected officials (district attorneys, county commissioners, governors, members of Congress, etc.) play a role in deciding what mental health services and supports are available in … Continue reading NAMI Urges People To #Vote4MentalHealth On Election Day
By Annelle B. Primm, M.D., MPH | Jul. 16, 2018 July is Minority Mental Health Month which provides an ideal opportunity to talk about the mental health of young people of color. Our country is becoming more and more diverse—the proportion of children of color are projected to become the majority by 2020 and people of color are expected … Continue reading College Students Of Color: Overcoming Mental Health Challenges
By Yasaman Gheidi | Jul. 09, 2018 When I was young, my family and I moved from Iran to America, the land of opportunity. I left behind friends, family, delicious food, a language I spoke and understood—a life that made sense. Suddenly, I was a young child entering sixth grade in a foreign land and unprepared for … Continue reading How Being An Iranian Immigrant Affected My Mental Health