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Why Mental Illness Education Matters to Me

June 4, 2020

By Sandy Glover You can find this article, and more, at NAMI Blog. Back in the 1970s, my mother was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. At the time, education on mental illness was lacking. Patients would go into inpatient facilities for months at a time, but once discharged, they were left to fend for themselves. They weren’t more »

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Support NAMI With A Virtual Backdrop

May 31, 2020

NAMI’s “You are Not Alone” campaign features the lived experience of people affected by mental illness to fight stigma, inspire others and educate the broader public. Now more than ever before, it is important for the mental health community to come together and show the world that no one should ever feel alone. The campaign builds more »

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Valuing Others

May 16, 2020

By Karyn Hall, Ph.D. You can find this article, and more, at the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder. With life slowing down and, well, being in close quarters, there are a lot of adjustments. You have a normal way of living and your routines work for you. Suddenly in the pandemic period, your more »

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Beyond the Baby Blues: Depression During and After Pregnancy

May 15, 2020

By Pamela Wright-Etter, M.D. You can find this article, and more, at NAMI Blog. Many of us have heard the term “baby blues,” when a mother feels tired, worried or down for a few days after having a baby. It’s more common than one might think: up to 80% of mothers will experience these feelings. But when more »

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Depression in Women: 5 Things You Should Know

May 12, 2020

You can find this article, and more, at National Institute of Mental Health Being sad is a normal reaction to difficult times in life. But usually, the sadness goes away with a little time. Depression is different—it is a mood disorder that may cause severe symptoms that can affect how you feel, think, and handle daily more »

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