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

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"Eating disorders aren't about weight. They are mental illnesses that are biological, psychological, & social in the way...
05/12/2021
Eating Disorder Expert Says Anorexia Can Affect All Body Sizes: It ‘Doesn’t Have One Look’

"Eating disorders aren't about weight. They are mental illnesses that are biological, psychological, & social in the way that they develop. Food is the mechanism someone is using to either restrict or binge as a form of control & to cope with emotions."

https://bit.ly/3blUV0v

Tess Holliday shared that she is in recovery from anorexia, and has experienced the stigma of having what experts call an "atypical eating disorder"

TW: Su***de"If we can help somebody else in the health care profession avoid an outcome like my sister had, this will ha...
05/12/2021
Family of ER doctor who died by su***de works to save other health care workers

TW: Su***de

"If we can help somebody else in the health care profession avoid an outcome like my sister had, this will have all been worth it." If you are a health care worker in need of support and resources, please visit NAMI.org/frontlinewellness

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The family of Dr. Lorna Breen, who died by su***de a year ago, wants to end the stigma around medical professionals asking for help with their mental health.

Watch NAMI ambassador Diana Chao & actress An Phan discuss generational mental health stigma, AAPI hate crimes, and how ...
05/11/2021

Watch NAMI ambassador Diana Chao & actress An Phan discuss generational mental health stigma, AAPI hate crimes, and how they protect their mental health.

https://youtu.be/0PLKh9m8qCs

#AAPIHeritageMonth #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth

Watch NAMI ambassador Diana Chao & actress An Phan discuss generational mental health stigma, AAPI hate crimes, and how they protect their mental health.

https://youtu.be/0PLKh9m8qCs

#AAPIHeritageMonth #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth

"Once I received the right support, I took the time to educate myself on my disorder. My psychiatrist gave me the hope t...
05/11/2021
How I Learned to Thrive After My Schizophrenia Diagnosis

"Once I received the right support, I took the time to educate myself on my disorder. My psychiatrist gave me the hope that I needed to work toward getting and staying well."

https://wb.md/33AMkD0

With support and treatment, recovery from schizophrenia is possible. Once I realized that I experienced an unexpected renaissance in my life.

What are you doing currently to improve your mental health?-Image via Far from Alone
05/10/2021

What are you doing currently to improve your mental health?
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Image via Far from Alone

What are you doing currently to improve your mental health?
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Image via Far from Alone

Tips on how to talk about mental health / illness and share your stories. #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #MentalHealthAware...
05/10/2021

Tips on how to talk about mental health / illness and share your stories. #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #MentalHealthAwareness

05/10/2021

When did you first see yourself positively represented in media? #MentalHealthMonday

As we celebrate #MothersDay, here are 8 Instagram accounts to follow that offer advice, tips, and community for maternal...
05/09/2021
8 maternal mental health Instagram accounts to follow

As we celebrate #MothersDay, here are 8 Instagram accounts to follow that offer advice, tips, and community for maternal mental health.

https://bit.ly/3usMPdT

In honour of maternal mental health awareness week, we share eight Instagram accounts to follow that focus on real-life, supportive communities tackling daily challenges alongside sharing beautiful moments, all in the name of motherhood.

May is #AAPIHeritageMonth! This month take the time to learn, celebrate, and empower our Asian and Pacific Islander comm...
05/08/2021

May is #AAPIHeritageMonth! This month take the time to learn, celebrate, and empower our Asian and Pacific Islander community. For mental health resources for the AAPI community, visit nami.org/AAPI
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Image via Wink and Wonder

May is #AAPIHeritageMonth! This month take the time to learn, celebrate, and empower our Asian and Pacific Islander community. For mental health resources for the AAPI community, visit nami.org/AAPI
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Image via Wink and Wonder

"Although it can be scary, uncertain and heartbreaking to think that your child is struggling, getting them help sooner ...
05/07/2021
Warning Signs of Mental Illness in Children

"Although it can be scary, uncertain and heartbreaking to think that your child is struggling, getting them help sooner rather than later could be the difference between a healthy and unhealthy childhood, and even possibly into adulthood."

https://bit.ly/2QUcCgQ

Whatever is the best option for you and your child, it is important to get help as soon as possible.

05/07/2021
#ChildrensMentalHealthAwarenessDay

Bring your kids over and watch our read along of "In My Heart: Book of Feelings" by Jo Wiek for #ChildrensMentalHealthAwarenessDay.

Mental Health Awareness Month is off to a great start – and so is NAMIWalks Your Way! Join us on May 22 for a United Day...
05/07/2021

Mental Health Awareness Month is off to a great start – and so is NAMIWalks Your Way! Join us on May 22 for a United Day of Hope. namiwalks.org/dayofhope

Mental Health Awareness Month is off to a great start – and so is NAMIWalks Your Way! Join us on May 22 for a United Day of Hope. namiwalks.org/dayofhope

“I knew I needed to talk to somebody about the amount of pain I was feeling.” Uzo Aduba opens up about therapy, grief, a...
05/07/2021
Uzo Aduba Is Ready to Talk About Therapy

“I knew I needed to talk to somebody about the amount of pain I was feeling.” Uzo Aduba opens up about therapy, grief, and her mental health.

https://bit.ly/3uoBRpI

The actor, who stars as a psychologist in a new installment of HBO's "In Treatment," opens up about grief and mental health

How mental illness is represented in the news, on TV, in books, and on social media matters. In June, the NAMI Blog will...
05/06/2021

How mental illness is represented in the news, on TV, in books, and on social media matters. In June, the NAMI Blog will be featuring articles about representing mental illness accurately, and we want to read your thoughts on this topic. Submit today via www.nami.org/submissions

How mental illness is represented in the news, on TV, in books, and on social media matters. In June, the NAMI Blog will be featuring articles about representing mental illness accurately, and we want to read your thoughts on this topic. Submit today via www.nami.org/submissions

05/06/2021
#NationalNursesDay

"Some shifts end with you not being ok." We thank every single nurse around the country for their dedication to healing the sick, and reminding you we are here to support. Learn more about our resources at visit NAMI.org/frontlinewellness #NationalNursesDay

Don't forget to join us at 1pm ET for a discussion about mental health experiences & needs of our nation’s youth, modera...
05/06/2021

Don't forget to join us at 1pm ET for a discussion about mental health experiences & needs of our nation’s youth, moderated by JuJu Chang and featuring Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Dr. Christine Crawford , Corinne Foxx, Aija Mayrock, & Garth Graham. Sign up here: https://bit.ly/2R8lbV1 #NotAlone

Don't forget to join us at 1pm ET for a discussion about mental health experiences & needs of our nation’s youth, moderated by JuJu Chang and featuring Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Dr. Christine Crawford , Corinne Foxx, Aija Mayrock, & Garth Graham. Sign up here: https://bit.ly/2R8lbV1 #NotAlone

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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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Hope you will join Johns Hopkins Medicine's A Woman's Journey next Tuesday night at 7 p.m. for the next installment of Conversations that Matter webcast series. Depression is such an important topic right now and many people with depression struggle to find the right treatment for them. If that is you or you know someone, this free webcast is a “must” to attend. Please register at: hopkinsmedicine.org/awomansjourney/webcasts.html
Please help support my shirt for people hiding their mental illness. Shirt is my design.
Is NAMI contacting Nancy Pelosi to suggest that the two officers who died after the riots need to be recognized as the Officer lying in State at the Capitol. They died from their mental wounds but are still heroes. I am outraged nobody seems to be honoring them.
COVID spares noone
On this episode of Free Thinking, Montel talks to Dr David Burns about depression and anxiety, and tips for people to rediscover happiness in their lives. Dr Burns is a renowned psychiatrist, adjunct Clinical Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, award-winning researcher, and the author of the incredibly successful books Feeling Good and Feeling Great which have helped millions around the world suffering from anxiety and depression to experience joy. He has done 40 years of research and has completed over 40,000 hours of treating individuals with severe mood problems. 50,000 American and Canadian mental health professionals have attended his training programs. He was a pioneer in the development of cognitive therapy, and is the founder and creator of TEAM-CBT, which makes rapid recovery from depression and anxiety possible.
Kites and Strings, the podcast about managing tension and creativity, is proud to re-release our episode with TED talker, musician, artist, actor, mental health advocate, Nerissa Bradley. Check it and all our past episodes out via Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nerissa-bradley-what-can-i-create/id1526866219?i=1000493631994
There is recovery from Mental illness. Read the stories of hope and help!!
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