May 5, 2017 | By Bonita Cornute
When approaching someone with mental illness, a specially trained police officer can defuse a tense situation and protect everyone involved. There are times when a mentally ill person slips into an unstable state, which can lead to tragedy. To prevent that, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) collaborates with law enforcement.
“We work to teach the police officers how to respond and what the available resources are in the community,” said Kyle Dooley, director Read More
May 22, 2017 | By Kevin Grimm
When I was eleven years old, I walked through a plate glass window. There was a lot of blood, and I was rushed to the nearest hospital, panic-stricken, with a wound on my leg and another on my face. My mother was concerned that the rather superficial wound on my face would leave me disfigured for life. Because this was my first serious accident, she decided we should wait in the ER for what Read More
May 25, 2017 | nami.org
Today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) noted that the newly released Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score confirms devastating losses to mental health care in the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA).
“Under the American Health Care Act, it is estimated that 23 million Americans will lose coverage for mental health care by 2026, including 14 million who will no longer be covered by Medicaid,” said Mary Giliberti, CEO of NAMI. “This will Read More
Arlington, Va. —NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has released a new video series aimed at helping college bound students and their families talk about mental health. The videos are part of the “Starting the Conversation: College and Your Mental Health” guide NAMI and the Jed Foundation released last year. Approximately 75% of mental health conditions begin by age 24, making college a critical time to focus on mental health, especially as students transition away from Read More
April 24, 2017 | By Laura Greenstein
Most people have experienced anxiety at some point. Running late for an important meeting, getting ready before a date, speaking publicly for the first time—anxiety is within the scope of the human experience. In fact, it’s a perfectly normal reaction to stressful situations.
This fact is both positive and negative for people who live with anxiety conditions. It’s beneficial because most people have some understanding of what anxiety feels like, and may be more sympathetic Read More