Maureen McCormick: Dropping the Act
esperanza features an in-depth interview with Maureen McCormick. As Marcia Brady she was the perfect popular teen. But in real life she spent decades hiding secrets and sadness.
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.
The Mask of Male Depression
Men who are depressed often fail to recognize their condition, chalking it up to apathy, low self-esteem, and anger. Read more about male depression from esperanza! magazine.
Working Through It: How to cope when you’re on the job
If only you could, as rock legend Neil Young suggests, "leave your troubles at the door," then depression would be neatly deposited on the office doormat. The reality is that people who are depressed at home most likely will be depressed at work. Read more about depression on the job from esperanza! magazine.
Mariel Hemingway: Learning From Her Legacy
Mariel Hemingway is all about balance. She's such a strong proponent of it, in fact, that she began seeking it out decades before it came into vogue as a philosophy for living. Read Mariel's wellness tips from the premiere issue of Esperanza, a new magazine focused on anxiety and depression.
Dorothy Hamill: Gliding through Depression
In Spanish, "esperanza" means hope. It's also the name of a new magazine for the millions of us who live with anxiety or depression. Within esperanza's covers you'll find everything from tips for everyday wellness to profiles of everyday people. Keeping readers current on the latest research, quality of life issues, and other important information about anxiety and depression, esperanza strives to deliver hope with every issue.
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 don’t succeed, try, try again—but 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"
You’ve just been diagnosed with depression … 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.