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Our complete collection of featured videos highlighting cultural perspectives and experiences in mental health. Click on the screen shot image to view a selected video.

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Short video featuring
African American NAMI leaders'
perspectives on mental health
recovery and support.
Released Feb. 2011

Short Spanish-language video with moving testimony from NAMI Latino leaders on the hope of recovery for families and individuals living with mental illness and how NAMI can support us.
Released Oct. 2011

Short video featuring
 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender NAMI leaders and supporters sharing their experiences and perspectives on mental health
recovery and support.
Released Oct. 2012

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Amanda Wang, boxer, budding filmmaker, founder of RethinkBPD.

"This fight is the reason that I am alive" Hear the full audio.


Jessica Gimeno, host of the Balanced Mind Foundation's Flipswitch podcast programming for teens and 20-somethings tells her own story of experiences at the intersection of racism and stigma.


Masipula Sithole Jr. describes the power of music in healing and demonstrates with a kalimba (also known as a thumb piano) from his native Zimbabwe.


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Yashi Brown recitation of her mental illness themed poem dedicated to NAMI and Project Return Peer Support Network

New York Times profile of NAMI President, Keris Myrick from the 2011 series Lives Restored. Read the associated article. 

NAMI New Jersey's Documenting Our Presence: Multicultural Experiences of Mental Illness has been widely shown and embraced around the country. Watch the trailer and purchase the DVD here.

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Stephen Puibello, who lives with diagnoses of bipolar disorder and HIV, shares about his web promotion of resources and participation in cycling events to raise funds and awareness of his diagnoses and GLBT mental health supports.




NAMI's interview series with Latino leaders
in English and Spanish