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How Early Intervention Impacted My Life

Aug 26, 2020 By Katharine Hartleb NAMI I remember the first time I experienced the feeling of not being able to get out of bed. Not because I was … Read more

U.S. Senate Passes The Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Improvement Act

8/7/2020 NAMI On August 5th, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act, S. 785, bipartisan legislation focused on efforts to reduce … Read more

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Suicide Prevention: Know the Signs, Make a Difference

National Suicide Prevention Week is coming up, beginning Sunday, September 6th. This comes at a particularly crucial time as ongoing social distancing has increased the dangers of isolation for a … Read more

Miriam Smith: Suicide Attempt Survivor

Miriam Smith is currently a class facilitator for NAMI De Familia a Familia, a NAMI support group facilitator, NAMI In Your Own Voice presenter, NAMI Connections facilitator and also a board … Read more

Returning to School: Children’s Mental Health When There Is No “Normal”

For many children and young adults, the start of the school year is right around the corner. If you are a parent, you have been undoubtedly inundated with countless emails … Read more

Three new mental health programs coming to Illinois

August 3, 2020 KHQA SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KHQA) — The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) announced on Monday three new mental health programs designed to provide additional support for Illinois … Read more

Pandemic’s effect on already rising suicide rates heightens worry

Aug 11, 2020 By Sandya Raman The Daily World Officers in Los Alamos, New Mexico, were called to check on an individual earlier this year, and after breaching the … Read more

An Open Letter In Response To The President’s Executive Order On Safe Policing For Safe Communities

7/17/2020 NAMI Today, NAMI, in partnership with CIT International and other national organizations working in mental health and policing, released an open letter responding to President Trump’s June 16th executive … Read more

Why We Need More Culturally Competent Therapists

Jul 10, 2020 By Sebastian Martinez NAMI I am a Latinx (a person who is ethnically from a Latin American or Caribbean culture) living with co-occurring mental health conditions. … Read more