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
April 07, 2017 | By Emily Johnson
I live with a high-functioning depression in my life, and in the workplace. I’ve been struggling since 2015, when I thought it was just fatigue. Medication and therapy have helped me feel better, but I still experience depressive episodes. Sometimes going to the office seems close to impossible—even though I love my job. And like most others, I can’t take the liberty to refuse regular income and stop working for a while. But what Read More
April 12, 2017 | 16WNDU
Tobacco use is the single biggest preventable cause of death in the United States, killing 480,000 people every year. Over the past ten years, the number of adults smoking has gone down, but researchers say there is one vulnerable group of people who are not getting the help they need to kick the habit.
Kevin Korotev runs his own graphic animation business. These days he’s got one more success to talk about. After years of smoking, Korotev Read More
April 30, 2017 | By Sky Chadde
Longstanding law mandates that people with severe mental illness should face “no restrictions to access” to treatment. Now, lawmakers want to tweak that.
In other states, similar programs that limit access to medications have led to fewer people seeking antipsychotic drugs, studies show. But some Missouri lawmakers argue that the move would save the state money in administering its Medicaid program during a budget bind.
“For us to do nothing in changing how pharmacy is handled in Read More
By Laura Greenstein | Mar. 29, 2017
Together, we are a movement. Our movement explains what it really means to experience mental illness. Our movement shows people experiencing mental illness that they are not alone and there is hope. While it’s a slow process, our movement is becoming louder and more persistent every time a celebrity speaks out, an article is published or an individual shares their personal story. Our movement is growing, strengthening and becoming more Read More