» To the Mom Who Is Hurting, Your Child Is Mentally Ill.
19/02/19 12:48 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
To the mom who is hurting, your child is mentally ill. I read your words and my heart hurts with you. I feel your confusion as you sift through your child’s First psychological evaluation not realizing that this will be the first of many...

» Coping With Loss While Mentally Ill *Trigger Warning*
19/02/19 10:24 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
I experienced every mother’s nightmare. I awoke to learn that my 21 day old baby had passed away. My life was, and to some extent still is, a haze for those first couple weeks. But that’s not it. I had made a conscious decision not to le...

» A Father Is Not Always There For His Daughter *Trigger Warning*
18/02/19 17:36 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
i was glued down on my bed the only thing i could move was my head. Slashing it around- screaming for HELP! I am a shut in now. that is how i felt. The phone rang, I answered- maybe a life line, throw me a raft, maybe just LISTEN ! …. HE...

» It’s All In Your HeadI try not to allow the racing thoughts get the best of me. I try to think more...
18/02/19 15:12 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
It’s All In Your Head I try not to allow the racing thoughts get the best of me. I try to think more positive things. However, it is easy said than done. When I feel like someone is picking at me, or trying to push me around many things ...

» Don’t push it. I would like to start by introducing my mom. Diagnosed bipolar schizophrenic when I...
18/02/19 12:48 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
Don’t push it. I would like to start by introducing my mom. Diagnosed bipolar schizophrenic when I was just a little gal- I have lived with her beauty, kindness, benevolence and struggle. This is our journey…

» From Attempting Suicide To Working in the Mental Health/Addiction Medicine Field *Trigger Warning*
18/02/19 10:24 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
My name is Z, I’m 22 years old. When I was 10 years old, my father passed away from his drug addiction & alcoholism. He was abusive, neglectful, but the most wonderful man when sober. My brother was 7 years old when he passed. I was ...

» The Dark Part
17/02/19 17:36 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
In case I go dark I lived fully, I even saw the mirages in the deserts of Dubai  I was able to be a co-pilot a plane and actually flied I jumped 20000 feet from the sky, off a moving plane So I can’t give up now, no I can’t give in to th...

» Dealing With My Demons
17/02/19 15:12 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
I’m up later than usual because my new medicine that I’m trying.  I’ve been on for a week, this is probably my 7th medicine I’ve tried everything else has been more anti-depressents and anxiety, which I also need because of my OCD, it’s ...

» My Bipolar Recovery Advice
17/02/19 12:48 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
Hello, my name is E, I am 31 and was diagnosed with Bipolar II 5 months ago.  I have suffered from extreme depression to the point where I physically could not get out of bed, asking to God to end my life and frequent suicidal thoughts. ...

» Untitled *Trigger Warning*
17/02/19 10:24 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
Stay strong, life is worth living. Reach out to someone, anyone, a stranger. Someone cares. We are in this together. I just lost my aunt yesterday to mental illness. I too suffer with mental illness. There is always hope. Your feelings c...

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