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COVID-19 Worsens Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder—but Therapy Offers Coping Skills

June 18, 2020 By Elizabeth Lawrence Kaiser Health News Scientific American https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/covid-19-worsens-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-but-therapy-offers-coping-skills1/ Before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in the United States, Chris Trondsen felt his life was finally in … Read more

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Discrimination and Racism in the History of Mental Health Care

July 6, 2020 By Kylie M. Smith, Ph.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/July-2020/Discrimination-and-Racism-in-the-History-of-Mental-Health-Care People with mental illness have always been discriminated against. They have been denied full participation in society and labeled as … Read more

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This Minority Mental Health Month, NAMI is Raising Awareness About Mental Health in Underrepresented Communities

July 1, 2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2020/This-Minority-Mental-Health-Month-NAMI-is-Raising-Awareness-About-Mental-Health-in-Underrepresent Arlington, VA — NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has the goal of raising awareness about mental health care in underrepresented communities. Our culture, beliefs, sexual identity, … Read more

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FCC Designates 988 As A Nationwide Mental Health Crisis And Suicide Prevention Number

NAMI Urges House Passage of 988 Bill 7/16/2020 Today, NAMI thanks the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for formally designating 988 as a nationwide 3-digit number for mental health crisis and … Read more

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NAMI’s Statement On Recent Racist Incidents and Mental Health Resources for African Americans

NAMI.org May 29, 2020 The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., regarding recent racist incidents across the country and … Read more

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13 mental health resources for black people trying to cope right now

June 3, 2020 By Rebecca Ruiz Mashable https://mashable.com/article/black-mental-health-resources/ Life has been unforgiving for black people in America. The trauma of personal and institutional racism that black people endure — and … Read more

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5 natural ways to boost your mental health during stressful times

June 2, 2020 By Sandee LaMotte CNN https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/02/health/natural-ways-to-improve-mental-health-wellness/index.html Life today is razor’s-edge tense. If your regular coping methods aren’t measuring up, there are science-backed actions we can add on our … Read more

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Google Partners With NAMI To Create An Anxiety-Disorder Self-Assessment

5/28/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/Google-Partners-with-NAMI-To-Create-an-Anxiety-Disorder%C2%A0Self-Assessment Today, in partnership with NAMI, Google has launched an anxiety self-assessment tool. When people in the U.S. look up information about anxiety on Google, they will now have … Read more

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The Evolution of the Mental Health Movement

Jun 1, 2020 By Jessica Walthall NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/June-2020/The-Evolution-of-the-Mental-Health-Movement As we enter a new decade, it’s important to remember that early NAMI pioneers were up against a society that didn’t understand, … Read more