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Responding To Bipolar Psychotic Symptoms

July 17, 2019

By Amy Willer | Jun. 24, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/June-2019/Responding-to-Bipolar-Psychotic-Symptoms A first experience with psychosis can be terrifying, exhilarating, disorienting or feel just plain ordinary. Sometimes it can seem ordinary because it was your reality for a while. Your senses and brain colluded to fabricate something that wasn’t actually there. It certainly felt real, though. For example, during my first psychotic more »

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NAMI Joins Seven Leading Organizations To Launch Mental Health For US Coalition

6/10/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Joins-Seven-Leading-Organizations-to-Launch-Mental-Health-for-US-Coalition NAMI, along with other prominent mental health and addiction organizations, launched Mental Health for US: a nonpartisan educational coalition aimed at elevating mental health issues on the 2020 campaign trail. The coalition is dedicated to uniting Americans to call for bipartisan support and systematic change through grassroots activation.

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Not Just For Soldiers: Civilians With PTSD Struggle To Find Effective Therapy

June 26, 2019

May 20, 2019, 2:37 PM ET By Caroline Covington NPR https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/05/20/725019678/not-just-for-soldiers-civilians-with-ptsd-struggle-to-find-effective-therapy Lauren Walls had lived with panic attacks, nightmares and flashbacks for years. The 26-year-old San Antonio teacher sought help from a variety of mental health professionals — including spending five years and at least $20,000 with one therapist who used a Christian-faith-based approach, viewing more »

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Mental health support in ETX schools

May 24, 2019 at 6:45 AM CDT – Updated May 24 at 8:36 AM By KLTV Digital Media Staff KLTV https://www.kltv.com/2019/05/24/mental-health-support-etx-schools/ TYLER, Texas (KLTV) -As parents and school leaders recognize the growing need for mental health professionals in schools, a partnership in East Texas schools is making that happen. It is about starting early. One more »

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NAMI Acting CEO Talks About The State Of Mental Health On C-SPAN

5/30/19 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Acting-CEO-Talks-About-the-State-of-Mental-Health-on-C-SPAN Angela Kimball, NAMI’s Acting CEO, was on C-SPAN Washington Journal for a 30-minute segment about the state of mental health in America. Angela discussed mental health issues, the importance of parity for mental health care, NAMI’s WhyCare? campaign and the importance of reducing stigma and discrimination around mental illness. The segment also included call-in more »

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