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How Do I Know If My Therapist Is Effective?

March 7, 2018 10:59 am : Blog
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, more »

Understanding Self-Harm

March 7, 2018 10:56 am : Blog
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 more »

Seattle opens new apartments for chronically homeless

March 2, 2018 2:57 pm : Blog
February 27, 2018 | By Daniel DeMay When it comes to helping people who are living on the streets, housing is the big-ticket item, but it’s also the most important factor in helping them get their lives back together. That’s the mantra of the housing-first strategy, an approach Seattle embraced early on and highlighted again more »

How Do Physical And Mental Health Affect Each Other?

March 2, 2018 2:55 pm : Blog
February 27, 2018 | Self-care is important in all areas. Mind and body are clearly connected. Think about what happens if you get the flu. This is a very serious illness, there is a fever usually, we are “down for the count” for several days if not a week and we are so tired more »

Work Requirements For Medicaid Hurt, Not Help

February 2, 2018 4:13 pm : Blog
Jan 19, 2018 | Across the country, more than 10 million people with mental illness rely on Medicaid, including many who live with severe conditions. Medicaid helps address the nation’s mental health care crisis by paying for services that people need, such as medications, case management, therapy, peer supports, crises and hospital care. Recently, more »

Motherhood And Your Mental Health

February 2, 2018 3:54 pm : Blog
Jan. 26, 2018 | By Meredith Vaughn As soon as her baby was born, Anna felt a change. Something wasn’t right. She feared for her baby’s safety to an extreme degree. She would sit awake, staring at her baby through the night, terrified something would go wrong, and her daughter would die. After feeding, Anna more »

A New Study Suggests 1 In 10 People With Anxiety Aren’t Receiving The Correct Treatment, And Here’s Why

February 1, 2018 5:22 pm : Blog
Jan 22, 2018 | By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro Let’s face it: anxiety disorders are tricky to handle and treat at times. Just when you think you have a grip on your mental health issues, your anxiety may be triggered out of the blue by something new. The ever-changing way your mental illness manifests may make it more »

People With Serious Mental Illness Remain Priced Out Of Housing

January 5, 2018 5:15 pm : Blog
12/20/2017 | NAMI “Having a stable place to live is the most important part of my recovery and stabilizing my mental health. It has allowed me to gain strength and knowledge on my disorder and get it under control knowing that my basic needs were met and stable too. Having housing has allowed me to be more »

Celebrate The Anniversary Of Mental Health Reform

January 5, 2018 5:15 pm : Blog
12/13/2017 | NAMI Today is the one-year anniversary of when the 21st Century Cures Act was signed into law. It’s the perfect time to celebrate the power of NAMI’s collective advocacy. Real change happens for our cause when we work together at the local, state and national level. Here are just a few highlights of changes made since more »

APA: Don’t Forget About Physical Health in Treating Mental Illness

January 5, 2018 4:54 pm : Blog
New payment models, better education, and stronger advocacy key to change Shannon Firth, Washington Correspondent, MedPage Today | December 07, 2017 WASHINGTON — People with serious mental illness die 10 to 25 years earlier than the rest of the population, and mental health experts spoke of ways to reverse this trend at a briefing on Thursday hosted more »

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