NAMI Homefront – Online Classes

NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and vets with mental health conditions. Based on the nationally recognized NAMI Family-to-Family program, NAMI Homefront is designed to address the unique needs of family, caregivers and friends of those who have served or are currently serving our country. The … Continue reading NAMI Homefront – Online Classes

Clay Hunt Act Serves to Prevent Veteran Suicide

By Ingrid Herrera-Yee | Feb. 12, 2016 One year ago today, President Barack Obama signed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act into law. It was named in honor of Clay Hunt, a Marine veteran who died by suicide in March 2011 at the age of 28. Clay Hunt joined the Marine Corps in 2005 … Continue reading Clay Hunt Act Serves to Prevent Veteran Suicide

BooK Review: The Invisible Front

The War We Aren’t Trained to Fight By Joni Agronin, NAMI Communications Coordinator 11/10/2014 The Invisible Front By Yochi Dreazen Purchase A few weeks ago, I was scrolling through my Twitter feed and was really impressed by something I read. It was a tweet from the U.S. Army that said “It takes courage to seek … Continue reading BooK Review: The Invisible Front

Please Like Me, a TV Comedy with a Social Action Twist

Sep. 19, 2014 By Joni Agronin, NAMI Communications Coordinator In conjunction with World Suicide Prevention Day, NAMI and Participant Media’s television network Pivot hosted a screening of the critically-acclaimed series Please Like Me for staffers and Congressional members on Capitol Hill last week. Representative Grace Napolitano (D-Calif.) made opening remarks at the event and addressed … Continue reading Please Like Me, a TV Comedy with a Social Action Twist

Suicide in the Military

Suicide in the Military: Army-NIH Funded Study Points to Risk and Protective Factors March 3, 2014 • Press Release The largest study of mental health risk and resilience ever conducted among U.S. military personnel today released its first findings related to suicide attempts and deaths in a series of three JAMA Psychiatryarticles. Findings from The Army Study to … Continue reading Suicide in the Military

Helping Our Military Personnel (NAMI Homefront)

NAMI Homefront New Education Program For Military/Veteran Families Dec 18 2013 ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/—The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is launching a new program to provide education and support to families of Military Service Members and Veterans affected by major mental health conditions. “NAMI Homefront” is based on the evidence-based NAMI … Continue reading Helping Our Military Personnel (NAMI Homefront)

Improved Access/Services for Veterans, Service Members & Families

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama will sign an Executive Order directing key federal departments to expand suicide prevention strategies and take steps to meet the current and future demand for mental health and substance abuse treatment services for veterans, service members, and their families. Ensuring that all veterans, Active, Guard, and Reserve service members … Continue reading Improved Access/Services for Veterans, Service Members & Families

Purple Hearts for PTSD

Report Calls for Change in Military Culture; Outlines Mental Health Needs of Veterans The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) released a special report today, Parity for Patriots: The Mental Health Needs of Military Personnel, Veterans and their Families. The report calls for Purple Heart medals to be awarded for psychological wounds like posttraumatic stress … Continue reading Purple Hearts for PTSD