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 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!)
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Watch this video of Miss International 2015 Elise Banks, a trained therapist whose platform is mental health awareness.Read More
By CAROLYN HAX, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Dear Carolyn: 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 Read More
The following article was copied from the weekly blog of the Treatment Advocacy Center.
(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. Other countries had been using Read More
We want to share this recently released mental health documentary, “Opening Minds, Ending Stigma: A Youth Perspective.” The 28 minute, commercial-free video was produced by The Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority in partnership with the Flinn Foundation.Read More
I lost my darling daughter Natalie to mental illness last month. She killed herself a few weeks short of her 29th birthday by stepping in front of a train in Baltimore.
Natalie and I wrote a book together when she was 16: “Promise You Won’t Freak Out: A Teenager Tells Her Mother the Truth About Boys, Booze, Body Piercing, and Other Touchy Topics (and Mom Responds).” The idea of a teenager telling the truth about her secrets was such a Read More