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NAMI Releases Video Series on College and Mental Health

May 26, 2017

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 Read More »

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A Mental Illness Unhappy Ending, Difficult Questions

By Evelyn Donnell … “The doctors just don’t know what’s the matter with me,” he said, “and it’s a cop-out by saying it’s mental trouble. There’s nothing the matter with my head.” Our story does not have a happy ending, but in the telling maybe someone will find some help or consolation. Mental Instability, Yet Read More »

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Tragedies Spark Talk, But More Awareness Needed

May 3, 2017

By Anonymous … The January shooting in a Florida airport by an individual who had schizophrenia brought to mind the many other tragedies that have happened because of individuals with mental illness. And such tragedies do create a certain level of national awareness. But not all the tragedies make the evening news. Indeed, such events Read More »

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The Difference Between a Disorder and a Feeling

May 1, 2017

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 Read More »

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Living with Depression: How to Keep Working

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 Read More »

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