By Emmie Pombo | Mar. 09, 2018
Living with mental illness is not easy. It’s a consistent problem without a clear solution. While treatments like medication and psychotherapy are incredibly helpful, sometimes people experiencing mental health conditions need to do more day-in and day-out to feel good or even just okay.
FY18 Funding Signals Greater Investment in Services for Individuals with Mental Illness & Families Mar 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 the Read More
March 26, 2018 | By Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
Medical student Mila Grossman had just begun her first clinical rotation when she started to get an idea of what kind of doctor she wanted to be.
Working at a women’s mental- health clinic, she met a new mom who appeared put-together but inwardly suffered from painful postpartum depression.
Grossman decided to pursue psychiatry, and is among a growing share of medical students doing the same.
“That opened my eyes to the severity and stigma that really Read More
March 2018 | By Jessica Kent
The Cohen Veterans Network (CVN), an integrated mental health system for veterans and their families, recently announced that they will soon offer low or no cost telehealth services across Washington state to help reduce the epidemic of veteran suicide.
Telehealth and in-person treatment will be available for a range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, anger, grief and loss, and PTSD.
CVN will partner with Valley Cities, a non-profit community behavioral health organization, Read More
By Laura Greenstein
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 science of therapy Read More
Feb. 28, 2018 | By Laura Greenstein
Self-harm is difficult to understand because it goes against the natural human instinct of self-preservation. Maybe that’s why some people react to it in a negative, judgmental way. They can’t imagine ever being in a state of mind where they would hurt themselves, so they can’t understand why anyone else would.
This lack of understanding can lead to insensitivity and stigma towards people who are often already struggling with serious emotional turmoil. Read More