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Help Line is Back and Ready to Discuss Your Problems, Big and Small

September 16, 2020 By Whitelaw Reid UVA Today https://news.virginia.edu/content/help-line-back-and-ready-discuss-your-problems-big-and-small As the son of a child psychiatrist, mental health was always a very open topic of discussion around the dinner table … Read more

How to handle stress, mental challenges during the pandemic

September 30, 2020 By Joan Tupponce Henrico Citizen https://www.henricocitizen.com/articles/how-to-handle-stress-mental-challenges-during-the-pandemic/ “The impact of the pandemic has been broader and longer than probably most of us imagined back in February or March,” … Read more

Join NAMI this Mental Illness Awareness Week to Raise the Voices of Lived Experience

Oct 5, 2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2020/Join-NAMI-this-Mental-Illness-Awareness-Week-to-Raise-the-Voices-of-Lived-Experience Arlington, VA – This year we’ve seen the numbers of Americans impacted by mental health conditions on the rise as a result of the pandemic and more … Read more

5 Things I Wish My Loved Ones Knew About Dissociation

Oct 6, 2020 By Allie Cotterman NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/October-2020/5-Things-I-Wish-My-Loved-Ones-Knew-About-Dissociation Have you ever been driving and suddenly realized you didn’t remember the last ten minutes of your drive? Have you ever been … Read more

State budget freeze poses challenge in public safety, behavioral health

Aug 5, 2020 By Michael Martz Richmond Times-Dispatch https://richmond.com/news/virginia/state-budget-freeze-poses-challenge-in-public-safety-behavioral-health/article_a6e4e418-90eb-50de-9d0b-1291ce88ce91.html Faced with an “austere” state budget outlook amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginia legislators are looking for ways to provide more compensation … Read more

COVID-19 sparks 12-fold increase in remote delivery of mental health care across the US

September 2, 2020 Source: Virginia Commonwealth University ScienceDaily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/09/200902161705.htm The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred a remarkable number of psychologists across the United States to shift to delivering mental health care … Read more

How Early Intervention Impacted My Life

Aug 26, 2020 By Katharine Hartleb NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2020/How-Early-Intervention-Impacted-My-Life I remember the first time I experienced the feeling of not being able to get out of bed. Not because I was … Read more

U.S. Senate Passes The Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Improvement Act

8/7/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/U-S-Senate-Passes-the-Commander-John-Scott-Hannon-Veterans-Mental-Health-Improvement-Act On August 5th, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act, S. 785, bipartisan legislation focused on efforts to reduce … 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