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How Early Intervention Impacted My Life

Aug 26, 2020 By Katharine Hartleb NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2020/How-Early-Intervention-Impacted-My-Life 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 https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/U-S-Senate-Passes-the-Commander-John-Scott-Hannon-Veterans-Mental-Health-Improvement-Act 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 https://khqa.com/news/state/il-dept-of-human-services-announces-three-new-mental-health-programs 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 https://www.thedailyworld.com/news/pandemics-effect-on-already-rising-suicide-rates-heightens-worry/ 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 https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/An-Open-Letter-in-Response-to-the-President-s-Executive-Order-on-Safe-Policing-for-Safe-Communities 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 https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/July-2020/Why-We-Need-More-Culturally-Competent-Therapists 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