Helping middle and high schoolers understand mental illness makes a big difference. We can teach them about the warning signs for themselves and their friends. NAMI Ending the Silence helps raise awareness and change perceptions around mental health conditions.
Today marks the release of The Be Vocal Documentary. This powerful documentary follows three very different people who share one common experience—their lives have been transformed by speaking up for mental health. The film, which can be streamed on the Be Vocal website, chronicles their efforts to live well and break through the silence often associated with mental illness. Special thanks to the film’s executive producer, Demi Lovato!
NAMI presenta un vídeo corto en español que ofrece testimonios conmovedores de líderes de NAMI de la comunidad Latina sobre la esperanza de recuperación por familias e individuos que viven con enfermedades mentales y como NAMI puede ayudarnos.
What Do Families Need from the Mental Health System? This is a recent presentation in Toronto, Canada. It is interesting and can provide ideas which Las Cruces advocates can build upon. Note: The sound near the beginning of the video is a little low but gets better within a couple of minutes.
What is Deep Brain Stimulation? This is from the Mayo Clinic Click here to see clip of a young woman’s persistent major depression being treated with deep brain stimulation. Deep brain stimulation involves implanting electrodes within certain areas of your brain. These electrodes produce electrical impulses that regulate abnormal impulses. Or, the electrical impulses can affect certain… Read more
*TRIGGER WARNING* 01.21.16 This story begins when I was a freshman in high school. But typing out my life’s story from then until now would take a little while. So, to compromise, I’ll fast forward two years later – Junior year of high school. Throughout this time in my life I was dabbling in a… Read more
By MATTHEW EPPERSON for the New York Times, JAN. 13, 2016 Photo Credit Yarek Waszul NEARLY 20 years ago, I was a social worker in a county jail where I first began to understand just how frequently the police deal with people with mental illnesses. Run-ins with the police were a regular occurrence for many… Read more