Personal Stories Growing Up With A Parent Experiencing Bipolar Disorder by Michelle Dickinson-Moravek When you love someone with bipolar disorder, life can be very unpredictable. In my case, it was my mother who struggled with this illness. She was in and out of the hospital half a dozen times throughout my childhood. She was … Continue reading
By Rui Pires and Katherine Ponte | Jul. 17, 2019 As a gay man, my earliest feelings of attraction to other men in adolescence were accompanied by an awareness that they conflicted with my immigrant parents’ expectations. I suppressed outward displays of my sexual orientation and retreated. I grew depressed and anxious. I felt pressure not to upend … Continue reading Mental Health Challenges In The LGBTQ+ Community
By Revella H. Nesbit, M.Ed., LPC-S, ODCP | Jul. 19, 2019 Mental illness affects every age group, gender, socio-economic status and culture, yet not all Americans have the same access to proper care. For example, only 20% of Asian Americans with mental illness receive treatment compared to 48% of white adults. And only 56% of African Americans and Latinx adults with serious … Continue reading How To Keep People Engaged In Mental Health Treatment
By Leah Pope | Jul. 24, 2019 July is Minority Mental Health Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about the unique challenges that underrepresented communities face in accessing mental health treatment in the U.S. I am a mental health researcher at the Vera Institute of Justice, an organization committed to ending mass incarceration and ensuring equal justice for … Continue reading Racial Disparities In Mental Health And Criminal Justice
Docuseries Highlights Stories of Courage, Culture and Community Jul 15 2019 Arlington, VA – NAMI today released the latest installment in the “Strength Over Silence” docuseries highlighting the personal story of Chris Hubbard, offensive tackle for the Cleveland Browns. Hubbard’s video was created to raise awareness about mental health conditions, help eliminate stigma and encourage people to … Continue reading NAMI Releases NFL Star Chris Hubbard “Strength Over Silence” Video
By Lorenzo Lewis | Jul. 31, 2019 While there may be a lot of awareness and research for cancer and other physical health conditions, we struggle as a nation when it comes to prioritizing mental health. And that especially applies to the mental health of African Americans. According to the American Psychiatric Association, African Americans are: Less likely to receive … Continue reading How To Overcome Stigma In The African American Community
Stories Of Courage, Culture And Community In this ongoing docuseries, NAMI highlights perspectives on mental health from the African American and Latinx communities. Through candid and courageous stories of lived experience, these mental health champions share their resilience and recovery. New interviews are added as they become available. See all of them here.
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.”