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Mental Health Month

May 3, 2017

Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition, as 1 in 5 U.S. adults will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. However, everyone is affected or impacted by mental illness through friends and family. Throughout May, NAMI and participants across the country are raising awareness for more »

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NAMI Nevada Hosts More Than 160 People at Annual Conference

May 22, 2017

NAMI Nevada, the state’s office supporting NAMI Northern Nevada, NAMI Southern Nevada and NAMI Western Nevada hosted its annual conference Friday, May 12, at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks. Mental health industry experts along with NAMI volunteers and supporters attended the one-day event, which included presentations and panel discussions surrounding this year’s theme, Building Mental Health more »

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Delivering on the Hope for Recovery

May 15, 2017

By Chacku Mathai, CPRP A man diagnosed with schizophrenia was in a psychiatric hospital being considered for release. He sat in front of a team of psychiatrists who asked him the usual questions: Have your symptoms improved? Are you ready to leave? What do you plan to do? It was his answer to that last more »

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What Does The American Health Care Act Do To Mental Health Care?

May 10, 2017

The American Health Care Act (AHCA), which passed the U.S. House on May 4, strips over $800 billion from Medicaid in the next 10 years, which will cause vital mental health services to be slashed. The bill effectively ends Medicaid expansion—a lifeline for single adults with mental illness who fall through the cracks. 1 in more »

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How You Can Stop Mental Illness Stigma

May 1, 2017

By Laura Greenstein Some people believe that focusing on fighting stigma is a worthless cause. They wonder why NAMI pushes our StigmaFree campaign so much. Why does being StigmaFree matter? What difference does it really make? Because of stigma, those who experience mental illness are often labeled and seen as their condition—and nothing more. They more »

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