Clarence Jordan: Person First
NAMI Board Member and Veteran Navy Pilot Clarence Jordan opens up about his experience with depression while serving in the military.
Honor Your Heroes!
The 2008 "Welcome Back Awards" recognize individuals who have made great strides in battling depression, or improved the lives of those struggling with the illness. Nominations are being accepted through Nov. 12.
Cancer and Mental Illness
Researchers suggest that mental health problems can affect cancer patients more than physical pain.
Antidepressants and Kids
A new review concludes that the benefits of antidepressant medications for children and teens appear to be much greater than the risks.
African American Families and Mental Health: What You Need to Know
NAMI has released A Family Guide to Mental Health: What You Need to Know, oriented especially to African-American families affected by medical illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Anti-Stigma Campaign Launched
New public service announcements targeted to 18-25 year olds are designed to decrease the negative attitudes that surround mental illness.
Depression Drug Study
If at first you donít succeed, try, try againóbut choosing the right medication at the very start is important.
Fending Off Depression with Exercise
It's one of the best things you can do for your mind and body. Here's how to break a sweat when it's the last thing you want to do.
"Depression: The First 48 Hours"
Youíve just been diagnosed with depression Ö Now what? Deborah Gray shares her best tips for coping and taking control of your health.
NAMI Members Honored
Two NAMI members were recently honored with Welcome Back Awards for their work in helping reshape the mental health system.
Study Looks at Treatment-Resistant Depression
Initial results from NIMH study measure effectiveness of depression treatment.
National Depression Survey Reveals Gap in Awareness of Treatment Goals
Results of a new national survey reveal a disparity between what people with depression say they know about their illness and how they manage it. Although 91 percent of those surveyed say it is very important to take their antidepressant medication exactly as prescribed, at some point approximately 40 percent stopped taking their medication without the advice of their health care professional because they personally believed they were no longer experiencing symptoms of depression.
Treating Kids with Depression
New FDA warnings about the use of anti-depressant medications for children leave parents, caregivers wondering about options.
NAMI Faces: Ramiro's Story
From abuse, addiction and jail to a better life. Read this powerful account of one man's journey along the path to mental illness recovery.
Recovery at Age 91
Mary Ann's tribute to her mother, Grace, telling the story of recovery at 91 years of age.
NAMI Launches National Campaign
Law enforcement, education, business, and health care leaders join forces. State campaigns to go in Florida, Iowa, W. Virginia, Maine, Kentucky, and Mass.
A NAMI Voice: Unemployment and Poverty as the Results of Disability Policy
A NAMI Voice: The High Cost of Stigma and Discrimination in the Workplace
A first-person account by Donna, a NAMI member and consumer advocate.
Mental Health Crisis Demands Sweeping Transformation
New national survey data shows 67% of mental health consumers in the prime of their lives are unemployed: 55% have an annual income of less than $10,000. Nation's grassroots, state and federal leaders call for unified commitment for immediate change.