Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other forms of traumatic stress can make life incredibly difficult and unpredictable. Intrusive thoughts and flashbacks can just show up without a moment’s notice, affecting your ability to function.
Some people are afraid that taking a medication will change their personality, but most find that medication allows them to take charge of their lives. Medications for mental health conditions fall into the following major categories: Antipsychotics Antipsychotics developed in the mid-20th century are often referred to as first-generation or typical antipsychotics, while antipsychotics developed more … Continue reading Types Of Medication
A Shorter—but Effective—Treatment for PTSD Study finds written exposure therapy may be as effective as a lengthier first-line intervention Research supported by the National Institute of Mental Health has shown that a shorter therapy (written exposure therapy) may be just as effective as lengthier first-line treatments for PTSD. Learn more >>
NAMI is honored to partner with Google again to bring another screening questionnaire—often a crucial step toward getting proper diagnosis and treatment—into your hands.
In recognition of Veterans Day, NAMI is launching a short course about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The online course was created for service members and veterans, but is also helpful for anyone who has experienced a traumatic life event.
By Mary Giliberti, J.D. | Oct. 06, 2017 NAMI is here to raise awareness about mental illness. We talk about different conditions, how to advocate, why stigma is a problem—but there’s another aspect of awareness that is critically important for us to talk about: services and treatment, as well as timing. We are learning from research that treatment’s … Continue reading The Importance Of Getting The Right Treatment For You
Tomorrow will be a fresh start, another day to keep trying. Tomorrow there’s always a possibility of sunshine. Just keep trying. I try to tell myself this every day. Most of the time while crying so much it physically hurts. It seemed to come out of nowhere, like an invisible raging storm. It’s so … Continue reading Personal Story: This Is Me And I’m Not Ashamed
S01.17.17 Personal Stories is a continuing series written by people who have had direct experience living and coping with mental health conditions. Stories are often presented anonymously. Personal Stories is a continuing series written by people who have had direct experience living and coping with mental health conditions. Stories are often presented anonymously. The stigma … Continue reading Personal Story: The Stigma of Anxiety Disorder
By Welby O’Brien | Dec. 07, 2016 It takes an exceptional person to love a warrior, especially one whose battle doesn’t end when they come home. However, when I first started dating my veteran boyfriend (now husband) and was introduced to the daunting world of PTSD, I felt far from “exceptional.” I felt afraid, utterly … Continue reading Love Our Vets: Restoring Hope for Families of Veterans with PTSD