On May 5, National Silence the Shame Day brings an opportunity to continue the conversation about mental health and wellness and erase the stigma associated with mental illness. Mental illness, like any other health concern, is diagnosed at different stages that may have fewer symptoms and/or impact on our daily functioning. It is important to know … More #SilenceTheShame And Erase The Stigma Attached to Mental Health
Every year, about 1 in 5 adults in the United States experiences a mental illness and 1 in 25 lives with a serious mental illness that substantially interferes with or limits at least one major life activity. Mental illness is a top cause of worker disability in the U.S. and 62 percent of missed work … More How To Address Mental Health Challenges at Work
Mental health has been a trending topic in the media these past weeks succeeding the tragic and very public deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. These celebrity suicides highlight a serious problem many Americans face. Within minutes of these news stories breaking, fans came together on social media to mourn the loss through posts, … More Celebrity Suicides Prove We Are More Disconnected
Typically, when we hear PTSD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, we think of military veterans who experience vivid and often debilitating panic-inducing flashbacks of their time at war. With June 27th being National PTSD Awareness Day, a condition resulting in over 3 million cases in the US annually, we thought it best to gain some clarity. We connected … More Could You Have PTSD?
Kate Spade’s death is shocking to me. Suicide is newsworthy because life is precious. I feel truly sorry for her. I feel sad for her. I feel sad for us as a culture that will lose her creative beauty. I cannot imagine what it would be like to think of the past and imagine a … More Kate Spade’s Suicide Rattles My Cage
Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, NAMI and the rest of the country are raising awareness of mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families. Anxiety is the most … More 7 Hidden Keys to Mental Illness
“Mental Health Partnerships (MHP), a multi-faceted mental health advocacy and service agency, joins with all Americans in mourning the 17 lives lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida—and we demand that our legislators take immediate action to prevent such tragedies,” says MHP President and CEO Michael Brody. “We are talking about gun safety. … More Mental Health Partnerships: ‘It’s The Guns’