NAMI Howard County is committed to improving the lives of individuals and families living with mental illness through support, education, and advocacy, and to increasing awareness of mental illness throughout the community. We are the local voice for mental illness!!
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. The NAMI organization operates at the national, state and local level.more » Read More
From nami.org 5/29/2020
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 their impact on mental health:
“The effect of racism and racial trauma on mental health is real and cannot be ignored. The disparity in access to mental health care in communities of color cannot be ignored. The inequality and lack of cultural competency in mental health treatment cannot be ignored.more » Read More
If you are unable to walk with us, please consider donating! Register or donate at: https://www.namiwalks.org/Maryland. You can create your own team or join our team NAMI HC Staff and Friends. NAMIWalks is the nation’s largest and most successful mental health awareness and fundraising event. Funds raised enable us to provide our education, advocacy and support programs free of charge. (Don’t forget to choose Howard County when asked to enter an Affiliate!)Thanks to all of our sponsors! more » Read More
Watch this video of Miss International 2015 Elise Banks, a trained therapist whose platform is mental health awareness.more » Read More
By CAROLYN HAX, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Any advice on how to deal with my single, middle-aged, mentally-ill sibling who will be attending family holiday dinners? Sibling is difficult to get along with, is out of touch with reality, and — even though aware of mental illness — won’t do anything about it. Sibling can’t be excluded because it would upset elderly parents. However, sibling drives my spouse and kids crazy. It takes a lot of restraint not to engage with sibling in an angry way.
(Dec. 9, 2015) The goal of the NIMH-funded project called RAISE – Recovery After Initial Schizophrenic Episode – was to develop and test a “real world” early-intervention approach that would work in the fragmented US health care system to change the course and prognosis of psychotic disorders.more » Read More