FY18 Funding Signals Greater Investment in Services for Individuals with Mental Illness & FamiliesMar 22 2018
Following the release of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 federal appropriations package, NAMI is extremely grateful for the increased investments in mental health services and supports. By including significant funding increases for these programs, Congress has taken a crucial step to support individuals with mental illness and their families.
The bill substantially boosts several of NAMI’s key priorities. It includes significant investments in research at Read More
Recognized everywhere as Princess Leia and respected as a prolific author, the late Carrie Fisher was a true heroine for rebelling against the stigma of bipolar disorder.
She was also instrumental in the launching of bp Magazine, gracing three covers since 2004. Here is just a sampling of wise words that have inspired a mental health community:
“One of the things that baffles me … is how there can be so much lingering Read More
ABC NewsBy LIZ ALESSE
When Gayle Giese heard about the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, about 20 miles north of her home in Broward County, Fla., she said one of her first thoughts was, “Oh my gosh, they’re going to blame this on mental illness.”
She thought of her 26-year-old son Andrew, who has schizophrenia.
“He’s a wonderful person with a terrible illness,” she said.
Giese says Andrew is extremely sensitive. Read More
NAMI Statement on the Parkland School Shooting
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is deeply saddened by the tragic school shooting that occurred yesterday in Parkland, Florida. These tragedies impact our communities – our parents, our children, our school professionals, our first responders – the mental health of our whole country.
The details are still unfolding and there are still unanswered questions, but what we do know is that there were warning signs and that the shooter had received Read More
By Laura Greenstein | Feb. 14, 2018
It can be a challenge to find the “right” therapist for you. You might come across someone who has a degree from an impressive school, writes extensively on psychology and mental illness, gives lectures and talks, and still isn’t an effective therapist. And while it is important for therapists to be educated, trained and up-to-date on current practices, there is so much more to a good therapist than just their background and education.
Because the Read More
By Laura Greenstein | Feb. 09, 2018
Many Olympians have talked about various health issues they’ve overcome, but so few have opened up about living with a mental health condition. This is surprising due to the immense mental component of being an Olympic athlete.
Many Olympians have commented that the mental aspect of the game far exceeds the physical. So, coping with symptoms of mental illness would make competing even more challenging, just as a physical injury would. But even if it Read More