NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances.
Too often, mental illness is an isolating experience, accompanied by profound anxiety. When your family member is diagnosed with a mental illness such as depression, bipolar disorder,more » Read More
Childmind.org, by Harold S. Koplewicz, MD
When tragedy strikes, as parents you find yourself doubly challenged: to process your own feelings of grief and distress, and to help your children do the same.
I wish I could tell you how to spare your children pain, when they’ve lost friends or family members, and fear, when disturbing events occur,more » Read More
“Post Reports” Washington Post podcast
May 27, 2020
The mental health crisis brought on by covid-19. How the pandemic is shifting away from cities and gaining a foothold in rural America. And, why we can’t bring ourselves to do the dishes.more » Read More
NAMI Ask the Expert Webinar Recording April 23,2020
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May 8, 2020
By Katherine Kam
Americans are reporting high levels of emotional distress from the coronavirus pandemic — levels that some experts warn may lead to a national mental health crisis.
“Our society is definitely in a collective state of trauma,” said Jonathan Porteus, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist who oversees the crisis and suicide hotline in Sacramento, CA. Unlike posttraumatic stress disorder, which surfaces after a trauma has ended,more » Read More