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NAMI Applauds FCC Leadership On 9-8-8 Crisis Number

December 13, 2019

12/11/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Applauds-FCC-Leadership-on-9-8-8-Crisis-Number This week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to designate 9-8-8 as the 3-digit number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. NAMI applauds Chairman Ajit Pai and the FCC for their leadership on this issue and strongly supports the creation of a more »

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Preventing And Preparing For A Mental Health Crisis

Dec. 09, 2019 By Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, NYCPS-P, CPRP NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/December-2019/Preventing-and-Preparing-for-a-Mental-Health-Crisi My experience during my crisis made me feel worse than my illness itself. Three armed police officers and two paramedics pounded on my door, entered my small apartment, checked my vitals, strapped me into a wheelchair, forcibly removed me from my home, and escorted more »

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Protecting Teens’ Mental Health Is a Wise Investment

November 8, 2019

November 7, 2019 By Timothy Barrett, Trust Counsel Kiplinger https://www.kiplinger.com/article/college/T065-C032-S014-protecting-teens-mental-health-a-wise-investment.html My son graduated from high school this summer and now attends college in Savannah, Ga., studying architecture. Among other recognitions, he was named high school athlete of the year, he holds five school track records, he has received several team leadership awards and is a more »

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Student-Created Mental Health Forum Erases Stigma of Depression, One Post At A Time

October 23, 2019 By Jane Kelly UVAToday https://news.virginia.edu/content/student-created-mental-health-forum-erases-stigma-depression-one-post-time A new CBS poll has found that two in three Americans think mental illness is a very serious problem. At the University of Virginia, students are taking the issue into their own hands, sharing their struggles publicly to not only heal, but to erase the stigma that more »

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How Families Can Work Together

Nov. 04, 2019 By Izzy Gonçalves NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2019/How-Families-Can-Work-Together Over 15 years, my spouse and I struggled with her severe bipolar I disorder. We went through weeks-long psychiatric hospitalizations, disrupted relationships and stalled personal and professional goals. Eventually, I took grudging ownership of her treatment. We resented each other, and we didn’t work together. I now know more »

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