“All politics are local.” What does the election mean for you? Click on the picture below to take the Pledge for mental health advocacy. Study the issues. Find out where candidates stand on mental health. Scroll down on the landing page to watch the video.more » Read More
- Key Issues: #Vote4MentalHealth is about more than a single policy issue. It’s about knowing how different issues affect people with mental health conditions.
NAMI is excited to announce the launch of the new vote4mentalhealth.org website. The new site promotes the pledge to #Vote4MentalHealth. When people take the pledge, they will receive voting-related reminders and information for their state now through Election Day.
The site also has much more. It includes:
A Toronto-based research team that includes four BBRF grantees is exploring magnetic seizure therapy (MST) as a potential alternative treatment to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). The team has just published its latest assessment, regarding MST’s effectiveness in reducing suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
ECT, which has evolved substantially since its introduction in 1938, has proven very effective for the relief of major depression symptoms and suicidal behavior in patients who have failed to respond to antidepressant medications—enabling 40% to 70% to achieve remissions which often last for months.more » Read More
People are struggling more then ever. Now they are facing a combination of a global pandemic, economic downturn, and growing public attention to racial inequities. Today, more than 1 in 3 people in the U.S.more » Read More
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.more » Read More