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Tag: Mental Health

Giving Support to Individuals in the Criminal Justice System

JUN. 08, 2020 By Laura Yanez In August 2017, NAMI Western Nevada (NAMI WNV) and Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC) began a partnership that implemented a NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group in a correctional setting. Nevada was the second state in the nation to offer this support group within the prison system. The first training…
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The Mental Health Movement in the Workplace

JUN. 10, 2020 By Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, CPRP The mental health movement in the workplace has been growing over the past several years. This focus is extremely important given the direct impact of work on mental health. The average person spends upwards of 40 hours a week working. Work is also a leading…
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Why Mental Illness Education Matters to Me

JUN. 03, 2020 By Sandy Glover Back in the 1970s, my mother was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. At the time, education on mental illness was lacking. Patients would go into inpatient facilities for months at a time, but once discharged, they were left to fend for themselves. They weren’t referred to outpatient therapists or offered…
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The Music of the Mental Health Movement

JUN. 17, 2020 By Jessica Walthall Last year, I found myself on the verge of tears during a concert. There I stood, in a sea of people, most of whom were a few years younger than me, all singing: “Now the night is coming to an end The sun will rise and we will try…
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Taking a Cue from Those with Mental Illness During this Pandemic

JUN. 05, 2020 By Julie Benn Today we distance ourselves from others. We have for a while now. But long before that, some of us were already isolating. Instead of the government, our brains laid down the orders. And we stayed home and away and lived in isolation while still trying desperately to escape ourselves.…
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Women’s Health

Women and Mental Health Overview Mental disorders can affect women and men differently. Some disorders are more common in women such as depression and anxiety. There are also certain types of disorders that are unique to women. For example, some women may experience symptoms of mental disorders at times of hormone change, such as perinatal…
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Join Our NAMIWalks Team

NOTE: NAMIWalks has been rescheduled from May 2020 to October 18, 2020. Help fight stigma Support NAMI SNM President Alicia Blasingame for NAMI Walks – New Mexico!

Ways to Manage and Cope with Stress

By Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, CPRP | Jan. 13, 2020 My dad was dying. I hated my job. I was struggling with school. A classmate groped me in front of other classmates. I was having a nervous breakdown. I wanted an explanation. I wanted something I could address to make me well. I wanted…
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Why We Should Be Honest About How We’re Doing

By Christine Parsons | Jan. 10, 2020 Life is hard. Going through depression, anxiety and PTSD make it harder. But the roughest part is feeling like you are alone while going through these struggles. We have gotten so good at trekking through life independently, at putting our heads down and looking at our smartphones. We…
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How Bullying May Shape Adolescent Brains

Recent research suggest that bullying can cause changes to victims’ brain structure, with potentially lasting impacts. Researchers believe more than 3.2 million American students experience bullying every year. In recent years, a steadily increasing volume of data has demonstrated that peer victimization — the clinical term for bullying — impacts hundreds of millions of children…
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