NAMI This is the official page for NAMI, the nation’s largest grassroots organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
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NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, we offer help and hope and work to build better lives by providing support, education and advocacy through NAMI, NAMI State Organizations and local NAMI Affiliates. Twitter: @NAMICommunicate Instagram: @NAMICommunicate

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, we offer help and hope and work to build better lives by providing support, education and advocacy through NAMI, NAMI State Organizations and local NAMI Affiliates. Twitter: @NAMICommunicate Instagram: @NAMICommunicate

Mission: Building better lives for the millions affected by mental illness.

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy can help manage psychosis.https://bit.ly/3kFRpRh
10/30/2020
Treatment for Psychosis

Cognitive Behavior Therapy can help manage psychosis.

https://bit.ly/3kFRpRh

Mental illness can be a lifelong struggle, as you may know. I have struggled with bipolar disorder for about a decade, having been diagnosed in 2009 as a teenager. Thanks to good doctoring, therapy…

NAMI National Director of Advocacy and Public Policy Angela Kimball: "When you look at the lack of access to mental heal...
10/30/2020
Walter Wallace had a mental illness, his family says. Why did police respond?

NAMI National Director of Advocacy and Public Policy Angela Kimball: "When you look at the lack of access to mental health care, it’s clear that that is contributing to people experiencing crises – many of which are inherently avoidable if you get people the right care at the right time."

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The death of Walter Wallace in Philadelphia is only the most recent incident of police fatally shooting someone with a mental illness.

"Misuse of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in our social lingo and media perpetuates harmful stigmas and fails to ad...
10/29/2020
More than hand-washing and cleaning: A better understanding of OCD

"Misuse of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in our social lingo and media perpetuates harmful stigmas and fails to address the emotional distress and labor behind this disorder."

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When Sheldon from “The Big Bang Theory” tirelessly knocks on Penny's door three times, the audience is supposed to laugh. When Monica Geller from “Friends” cleans obsessively and panics over

10/28/2020
Red Table Talk: The Estefans

TW: Suicide

Red Table Talk: The Estefans, Lele Pons, and Karla Souza have a open conversation about their mental health experiences.

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The Estefans reveal their private and deeply personal struggles with mental health issues and how they cope. Performer and social media star Lele Pons candidly shares her extreme challenges of living with severe OCD, and actress Karla Souza tells how growing up with a bipolar mother led to her own dramatic battle with mental illness.

Today is #NationalFirstRespondersDay-From the bottom of our hearts we would like to thank you! Your job isn’t easy, but ...
10/28/2020

Today is #NationalFirstRespondersDay
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From the bottom of our hearts we would like to thank you! Your job isn’t easy, but you continue to show up and take care of a nation. We see you, we thank you, and we will continue to support you – for resources and information for first responders check out NAMI.org/FrontlineWellness

Managing traumatic stress can be incredibly challenging, especially when symptoms are unpredictable and make it difficul...
10/28/2020
7 Tools for Managing Traumatic Stress

Managing traumatic stress can be incredibly challenging, especially when symptoms are unpredictable and make it difficult to function. It can be helpful to have tools at the ready if this happens.

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Managing traumatic stress can be incredibly challenging, especially when symptoms are unpredictable and make it difficult to function. It can be helpful to have tools at the ready for when you're feeling the scary reach of traumatic stress.

Voters routinely list issues like health care, the economy, education and housing as key issues when they go to the ball...
10/27/2020

Voters routinely list issues like health care, the economy, education and housing as key issues when they go to the ballot box. But do you know how these issues impact people with mental health conditions? #Vote4MentalHealth http://www.vote4mentalhealth.org/

2020 has been a difficult year that has required us all to build our resilience. To continue this work, here are a few o...
10/26/2020
Building Resilience During a Difficult Year

2020 has been a difficult year that has required us all to build our resilience. To continue this work, here are a few of the positive aspects of this year to keep in mind as well as several self-care strategies to cope with the continued challenges.

https://bit.ly/35C2AnO

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Remember, your thoughts and feelings are valid. -Image via Mental Health Coalition
10/26/2020

Remember, your thoughts and feelings are valid.
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Image via Mental Health Coalition

There are many misconceptions about OCD, and education is key. Learn more about OCD at NAMI.org/OCD  -Image via - what.i...
10/24/2020

There are many misconceptions about OCD, and education is key. Learn more about OCD at NAMI.org/OCD
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Image via - what.is.mental.illness

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in the United States.https://bit.ly/35qi1iJ
10/23/2020
Know everything about Anxiety: types, symptoms, and more - Stanford Arts Review

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in the United States.

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Let us start with the basic question. What is anxiety? To put it simply, anxiety is the body and mind’s reaction to stressful situations. No need to worry. It is a normal emotion. Feeling anxious on occasion is fine and normal. But if that exceeds, it turns into a disorder. Anxiety disorders are m...

Critical mental health programs, such as crisis response teams, jail diversion services, inpatient psychiatric facilitie...
10/23/2020
Impacting Mental Health Resources with Your Vote | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Critical mental health programs, such as crisis response teams, jail diversion services, inpatient psychiatric facilities and supportive housing programs are underfunded and unable to provide care for everyone who needs it. Let’s band together to #Vote4MentalHealth and advocate for these life-saving services.

https://bit.ly/3mb76A4

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Address

4301 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300
Arlington, VA
22203

General information

NAMI provides this social media platform and associated discussion groups/bulletin boards for the benefit of its members and the public. NAMI cannot and does not review the information from or communications by users of the bulletin boards. NAMI expressly disclaims responsibility for and liabilities resulting from, any information or communications from and between users of NAMI social media. Users are warned they may be individually liable for anything they communicate using NAMI social media, including but not limited to defamatory, discriminatory, false or unauthorized information. Users are cautioned that they are responsible for complying with the requirements of applicable copyright and trademark laws and regulations. The NAMI social media platforms were created for individuals to share their opinions, experiences and thoughts related to mental illness. NAMI wants to ensure the integrity of this service and therefore, use of this service is limited to participants who agree to adhere to the following guidelines: I. ABUSIVE MESSAGING Refrain from transmitting any message, information, data, or text that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, that may be invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or bashing communications - especially those aimed at gender, race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, religious views or disability. NAMI reserves the right to remove or edit a post containing offensive material as defined by NAMI’s Social Media Policy. That stated, NAMI does not have the practical ability to restrict conduct or communications prior to transmission and posting, nor can NAMI ensure prompt editing or deletion of offensive posts. NAMI reserves the right to remove or edit posts that contain explicit, obscene, offensive, or vulgar language. Similarly, posts that contain any graphic files will be removed immediately upon notice. II. UNSOLICITED MESSAGES Refrain from posting or transmitting any unsolicited, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain mail,” “pyramid schemes” or any other form of solicitation. NAMI reserves the right to delete these posts immediately upon notice. III. HEALTHY EXCHANGE NAMI invites and encourages a healthy exchange of opinions. If you disagree with a participant’s post or opinion and wish to challenge it, do so with respect. The real objective of NAMI social media is to promote discussion and understanding, not to convince others that your opinion is “right.” Name calling, insults, and personal attacks are not appropriate and will not be tolerated. NAMI will remove these posts immediately upon notice. IV. PRIVACY NAMI promotes privacy and encourages participants to keep personal information such as email/ physical addresses and telephone/cell numbers from being posted. Similarly, do not ask for personal information from other participants. Social media posts that request participants submit their personal information to another party will be removed immediately upon notice unless these posts have been pre-approved by NAMI staff. This includes, but is not limited to, communications that ask for telephone, address, e-mail, surveys and research studies. V. DISCLAIMER STATEMENT Participants should be aware that the opinions, beliefs and statements posted on NAMI social media platforms do not necessarily represent the opinions and beliefs of NAMI. Participants also agree that NAMI is not to be held liable for any loss or injury caused, in whole or in part, by sponsorship of this message board. Participants also agree that NAMI reserves the right to report any suspicions of harm to self or others as evidenced by participant posts. VI. OFF-TOPIC MESSAGING Posting off-topic messages to discussion groups will result in removal of and the possible suspension of posting privileges. VII. NAMI MEMBERS/STAFF MESSAGING NAMI members or staff who post non-public information on public areas of the site or off-topic messages in member-only discussion areas may have their posting privileges suspended and will be subject to appropriate corrective action.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(703) 524-7600

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NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.


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Black Lives Matter, as do those living with mental illness.
For schizophrenia patients, each day can be a new struggle to concentrate, remember things, or make decisions. If you or someone you know is being treated for schizophrenia, order this book, Schizophrenia: When Body, Mind, and Spirit go to War to potentially help improve cognitive symptoms and overall mood and outlook. https://amzn.to/35AGQc2
For schizophrenia patients, each day can be a new struggle to concentrate, remember things, or make decisions. If you or someone you know is being treated for schizophrenia, order this book, Schizophrenia: When Body, Mind, and Spirit go to War to potentially help improve cognitive symptoms and overall mood and outlook.
Why has my feed been flooded with fundraisers from NAMI? Is this happening to anyone else? How do make it stop without having to unlike the page?
NAMI, unfortunately I've decided to unfollow you because of the fundraising spam. I know that you won't miss me, though. It's a shame that someone decided this was a good idea, because otherwise you're a good organization.
Another one of agent Orange's aka DEMENTiA DON many lies, he could careless about our police. This proves how he truly does not care about supporting our brave first line responders, he won't even pay his bills. 14 U.S. Cities Still Waiting for Trump Campaign to Pay Nearly $2M in Police, Public Safety Bills. The unpaid money was used to cover public safety and police costs related to the president's campaign rallies.
NAMI, what is your stance on medical marijuana??? Now that it is legal in several states??
Anyone have a recommendation for a residential program in Georgia?
We need more mandatory financial help for mental health services. Both my daughter and I need services and are unable to get what is needed due to costs. Everyone seeking help should be able to get it even when not rich. Suicide is the cheaper and easier option. If you choose to fight you are left stranded with limited services. What does it take to get help?
Ivwany to join