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. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.
Mental illness can affect anyone. In fact, one in four adults will experience a mental disorder in any given year. Help us spread the important message that mental illnesses are medical illnesses, and treatment is available.
What If People Treated Physical Illness Like Mental Illness?
It's no secret there's a serious stigma attached to mental illness. According to the CDC, only 25 percent of people with mental health issues feel that other people are compassionate and sympathetic toward them. It's a shameful statistic when one in ...
An Infographic to Help You Understand Depression - Whether induced by outside factors or an inherent tendency towards depression or bipolar disorder, seek help if symptoms are present for two or more weeks. (View only) Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Website: http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=home
Mental illness is often thought of only as an adult concern. But about half of mental illnesses begin to reveal themselves in childhood. What is the state of children’s mental health and how is it different from that of adults?
Think about this 1/17 Americans live with Mental Illness. Is it You, some Family Members, Friends?? Especially, those who have hundreds - thousands of Facebook friends! We all would help if someone we knew had Cancer or in a cast unable to move...why is mental illness not approached in the the same light?
Sometimes there will be a negative association attached to a mental health challenge and that is called a stigma. These associations tend to just see the person as their disorder and not as an individual. This pin supports the end of using stigma to characterize individuals who are so much more than their disorder.