» Major Depressive Disorder/Bipolar Disorder
24/04/18 16:00 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
I started drinking at the age of 14. I had very low self-esteem and alcohol made me feel less self-conscious and more relaxed to just BE. I immediately became addicted and I also experimented with drugs. Alcohol was my drug of choice  th...

» In March 2000, I was hospitalized for 3 weeks on the psych floor. I didn’t respond to the...
24/04/18 12:00 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
In March 2000, I was hospitalized for 3 weeks on the psych floor. I didn’t respond to the medication. My dr called my husband and said, your wife is not responding to her meds, the only hope I see is giving her ECT’s. I had several while...

» *Trigger Warning* A Girl Apart
23/04/18 16:00 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
I was given several labels at the age of 16. That’s what I call them, labels. Diagnoses is what they’re really called but it’s a little more fun to call them labels. After all that’s really what they are. That’s where the stigma comes fr...

» Release of HHS Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Action Plan
23/04/18 13:05 from SAMHSA Blog
Summary:  HHS released the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Action Plan, required by Section 13002 of the 21st Century Cures Act. Today, HHS released the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Action Plan, require...

» I Want A Community That's Not Afraid To Speak Up
23/04/18 12:00 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
Hello everyone.  Firstly I’d like to thank you if you’re reading this, because it is probably one of the hardest things I’ve had to do. I don’t talk about depression or suicide because I’ve been shut down several times by the ones that l...

» How We ‘Celebrate’ Easter
22/04/18 16:00 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
A new day Celebration of rebirth A hunt for plastic eggs Too much chocolate And family gathering A spring awakening   Your family of four Laughing and running Teenage kids Finding their treasure with glee Everything seemingly perfect At ...

» My Story
22/04/18 12:00 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
This is my story. When I was around 10 I was in a bike accident that I could have died from. But I didn’t. I also had a speech problem, and I had another bike accident when I was in the ninth grade which I lost my front teeth. All of tha...

» My Story
21/04/18 16:00 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
Hi ladies and gentlemen. I’m Evie. I have (or is it had?) anxiety and depression. I don’t let my mental illness stop me from living my life. I’ve found out most days if you just keep moving and keep going that’s what fighting a mental il...

» I am 26 years old, and I only started living recently. From a very young age, I had “problems,” as...
21/04/18 12:00 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
I am 26 years old, and I only started living recently. From a very young age, I had “problems,” as my parents would have told people. I couldn’t eat at restaurants. I hated going to school. I was terrified of being away from my mom. I wo...

» My family called TX police to help me for suicidal thoughts. I was depressed and thought that that...
20/04/18 16:00 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
My family called TX police to help me for suicidal thoughts. I was depressed and thought that that was the best way to handle it. I changed my mind went back to my house and was stopped by a cop in my driveway. He said he got a report I ...

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