NAMI Blog Stopping Stigma: Representing Mental Illness Accurately

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The Problem with Preaching Gratitude 
“When dealing with the challenges of mental illness, it can be difficult to feel and express gratitude.”

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Unpacking Narcissism and Stigma
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Three Lessons I Learned from a Decade in Therapy
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DID Stories Are Riddled with Stigma: I Want to Tell a More Accurate One
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Fighting Internalized Stigma and Changing My Attitude
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From the CEO

The Crisis of Youth Mental Health
“The first step to show up for our young people is to listen to them.”
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Mayim Bialik To Speak At
NAMICon 2022

NAMI is pleased to announce the first day plenary speaker for NAMICon 2022, actor, author and mental health advocate Mayim Bialik. Learn More
Together for Mental Health T-Shirt Available for Purchase
Show your support for mental health! NAMI’s exclusive “Together for Mental Health” 100% cotton T-shirt is available to purchase until May 29! Shirts are $17.99 + shipping and tax and will be shipped in June. Order Yours Today
NAMI Book Available for Preorder
“You Are Not Alone: The NAMI Guide to Navigating Mental Health,” NAMI’s first book, is an essential resource for individuals and families seeking expert guidance on diagnosis, treatment and recovery. All proceeds from the book benefit NAMI. Preorder Now
New Youth Videos 
Three new youth videos have been added to the Kids, Teens and Young Adults section of This includes one video tailored to each of the three primary audiences of this web section: parents of kids, teens and young adults. Learn More

Save the Date

NAMI Ask the Expert: History of 911 and Lessons Learned for 988
Thursday, May 26, 4 – 5:30 p.m. ET
This webinar, featuring Transform911 Principal Investigator Dr. S. Rebecca Neusteter, will facilitate a discussion about implementation of 911, 311 and other alternative lines while addressing how to avoid past mistakes when proceeding with 988. Register Today
NAMI Ask the Expert: Lessons on the Impact of Trauma
Tuesday, May 31, 2 – 3:30 p.m. ET
This webinar, moderated by Dr. Christine Crawford, Associate Medical Director at NAMI, will feature insights from experts on how trauma impacts the human experience related to mental health, communication, and relationships. Experts will share ideas on how to create safe spaces for those who have had traumatic experiences and impact from ACEs, as well communication strategies to foster awareness and sensitivity. Register Today

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