NAMI is proud to release “Navigating a Mental Health Crisis: A NAMI Resource Guide for Those Experiencing a Mental Health Emergency.” NAMI developed this guide to support people experiencing mental health crises and their loved ones.
This potentially life-saving guide outlines what can contribute to a crisis, warning signs that a crisis is emerging, strategies to help de-escalate a crisis and resources available for those affected. Also included is information about advocating for a person in crisis along with a sample Read More
April 27, 2018 | By Laura Greenstein
Far too often, young people experience stigma that invalidates their struggles with mental health. Far too often, young people are treated as if they are incapable of experiencing mental illness. Far too often, young people don’t get the help they need.
How can we expect our youth to reach out for help with challenging symptoms when they often only receive more pain than help? When they think they will be stigmatized or told they are “too Read More
April 2, 2018 | By Bruce Golding
City pols are urging the state to block the closing of a psychiatric ward in upper Manhattan, where residents fear that hundreds of untreated mentally ill people will wind up on neighborhood streets.
In a letter to Mental Health Commissioner Ann Marie Sullivan, more than a half-dozen local lawmakers from Manhattan and The Bronx say they oppose the plan by NewYork-Presbyterian to “de-certify” all 30 in-patient psychiatric beds at its Allen Hospital, in Inwood.
The Read More
By Emmie Pombo | Mar. 09, 2018
Living with mental illness is not easy. It’s a consistent problem without a clear solution. While treatments like medication and psychotherapy are incredibly helpful, sometimes people experiencing mental health conditions need to do more day-in and day-out to feel good or even just okay.
FY18 Funding Signals Greater Investment in Services for Individuals with Mental Illness & Families Mar 22 2018
Following the release of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 federal appropriations package, NAMI is extremely grateful for the increased investments in mental health services and supports. By including significant funding increases for these programs, Congress has taken a crucial step to support individuals with mental illness and their families.
The bill substantially boosts several of NAMI’s key priorities. It includes significant investments in research at the Read More
March 23, 2018 | By Lucile Bruce
Spend an afternoon doing mental health research with Annie Harper, PhD and you might find yourself checking out the prices at a local rent-to-own store, helping a client pull his credit report, or listening as Harper speaks on the phone, convincing a student loan collection agency to restructure someone’s debt.
“Some of the things we think of as ‘mental health problems’ are actually poverty problems,” she explains. “If we solved people’s financial problems, I think Read More