Types Of Medication

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

The Importance Of Getting The Right Treatment For You

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

Personal Story: This Is Me And I’m Not Ashamed

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

Personal Story: The Stigma of Anxiety Disorder

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

Love Our Vets: Restoring Hope for Families of Veterans with PTSD

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