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posted Jan 28, 2016, 8:26 AM by Website Director   [ updated Jan 28, 2016, 8:26 AM ]

The latest NAMI news stories, blogs and upcoming events from NAMI.org

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January 2016



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Man Passionately Testifies to Help Reform Mental Health

Hakeem Rahim gave a powerful testimony on how passing mental health reform will improve the lives of millions of Americans.
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Visible Illnesses Only

When Daniel Brazell's brother began experiencing signs of mental illness, he wasn't sure what to do. This is his (illustrated) look back.
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Mental Health Media Watch: January 2016

Oprah highlights mental health in the latest issue of O magazine, FOX Sports announces partnership with NAMI, what expanded gun control could mean for mental health and more.
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How Star Wars Helped My Mental Illness

One of the hardest parts of mental illness is feeling completely alone. For me, sharing my struggles with others and hearing about theirs has been monumental in my recovery.
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Social Security for Disabled Children: Benefits You May Not Know About

There are resources available that can help your child succeed with a mental health condition. Do you know what they are?
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Who Is the Right Mental Health Professional for You?

Not sure you and your provider are a good fit together? Here are some steps to make sure you find the right one.
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This Wounded Bird Can Still Fly

Whether you come from the same situation, or whether you are struggling with depression, suicide, anxiety etc., I want you to know that you are loved.
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My Journey to Becoming a Mental Health Professional


A young woman shares her journey from NAMI employee to clinical mental health counseling student.
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Touched with Fire Offers a Look into the Often Difficult Relationships Within Families

Paul Dalio, writer and director of Touched With Fire, shares his experience with bipolar disorder and his inspiration for the film.
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7 Ways to Help You De-stress

Here are a few options you may not have considered that can help lower levels of stress and anxiety.
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Ted Stanley
Thank You, Ted Stanley, a Giant in Mental Illness Research

Ted Stanley, a committed and dedicated member of the mental health community, passed away earlier this month.
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You Are Not Alone
For When You Want a Lullaby: An Essay on Loss

"Lullaby" is my letter to Preston, to my family, to myself and to anyone else hurting, lost, hopeless and defeated.
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