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Survey reveals significant mental health impact during COVID-19 pandemic

July 16, 2020

July 2, 2020 Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc. News-Medical The findings of a nationwide survey assessing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the emotional wellbeing of U.S. adults show 90 percent of survey respondents reported experiencing emotional distress related to the pandemic. A collaboration among researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), more »

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Parents Applaud School Mental Health Requirement

Jun 11, 2020 By Garrett Bergquist Spectrum Local News KNIGHTDALE, N.C. – A mother of two children who are dealing with mental illness says a new law will be a big help to parents in her situation. Beth Anne Okeeffe’s two daughters struggle with anxiety. Her older daughter, Madison, has an instructional accommodation plan. more »

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Discrimination and Racism in the History of Mental Health Care

July 6, 2020 By Kylie M. Smith, Ph.D. NAMI People with mental illness have always been discriminated against. They have been denied full participation in society and labeled as dangerous and criminal. Many have been locked in institutions that acted more like prisons designed to punish than hospitals designed to treat. In the 1960s, more »

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This Minority Mental Health Month, NAMI is Raising Awareness About Mental Health in Underrepresented Communities

July 1, 2020 NAMI Arlington, VA — NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has the goal of raising awareness about mental health care in underrepresented communities. Our culture, beliefs, sexual identity, values, race and language all affect how we perceive and experience mental health conditions. In fact, cultural differences can influence what treatments, coping mechanisms and more »

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Working for Healing in a Hurting Nation

June 11, 2020

By Amy Robertson, Member NAMI NC Board of Directors Saturday, May 30th was our National Day of Hope, where over 30 NAMIWalks events took place across the US. It was surprisingly successful in a world of COVID-19 concern. NAMIWalks Your Way was born from a quarantine quandary; we were forced to solve the challenge of more »

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