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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 »

Researchers identify challenges to understanding and classifying mental disorders

January 5, 2018 4:50 pm : Blog
Brittany Collins Kaufman | December 07, 2017 Mental illnesses, such as major depression, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, affect nearly 1 in 5 adults in the United States, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Many aspects of these illnesses remain something of a mystery, despite the progress made in understanding them by researchers more »

Mental Health Deserves Equal Treatment

December 8, 2017 10:37 am : Blog
November 11, 2017 | The data is in: the inequities for people seeking mental health care are real. On November 30, NAMI released its third nationwide parity report, The Doctor is Out. The report found that, despite the federal parity law, people lack the same access to mental health providers as they have for more »

New Online Course Helps People Who May Have Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

December 8, 2017 10:32 am : Blog
November 8, 2017 | In recognition of Veterans Day, NAMI is launching a short course about posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD can happen to anyone, and it affects 3.5% (7.7 million) of the adult population in the United States. The online course was created for service members and veterans, but is also helpful for more »

Every healthcare provider in WA is required to be trained in suicide prevention

December 5, 2017 2:01 pm : Blog
Andy Hurst | November 27, 2017 Every healthcare worker in Washington is required to undergo suicide prevention training. That includes nurses, dentists and even chiropractors. Now, University of Washington researchers have developed an interactive, online training program called All Patients Safe. The program teaches medical providers to recognize possible warning signs of suicide in their patients. more »

How air pollution clouds mental health

December 5, 2017 1:59 pm : Blog
Kim Eckart | November 2, 2017 There is little debate over the link between air pollution and the human respiratory system: Research shows that dirty air can impair breathing and aggravate various lung diseases. Other potential effects are being investigated, too, as scientists examine connections between toxic air and obesity, diabetes and dementia. Now add to that list psychological distress, which University more »

8 Reasons I Find Beauty in Bipolar Disorder

November 4, 2017 10:55 am : Blog, Breaking News
blue-sky-white-clouds-beauty-in-bipolarWhen I was a kid, I used to lie on my back and watch clouds, puffy and brilliant white, glide across the sky. They were constantly morphing, changing shapes: a dragon, a rabbit, a face. They were becoming something new over and over again. Even storm clouds, while gray and ominous, had their beauty, in more »

Rekindle Your Wonder with Creative Self-Care

November 3, 2017 6:46 pm : Blog
rekindle-wonder-creative-self-care-little-girl-bubblesWhen we were children, the world was a wonderful, magical place. A simple cardboard box was a spaceship hurtling through the cosmos. The living room couch was the only harbor in a sea of boiling lava. A winter scarf was a wedding veil suited for a princess bride. Where do the magic and wonder go more »

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