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Self-Help Techniques For Coping With Mental Illness

March 30, 2018

By Emmie Pombo | Mar. 09, 2018 Living with mental illness is not easy. It’s a consistent problem without a clear solution. While treatments like medication and psychotherapy are incredibly helpful, sometimes people experiencing mental health conditions need to do more day-in and day-out to feel good or even just okay. Some common self-help suggestions more »

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NAMI Celebrates Mental Health Victories In Federal Funding Bill

FY18 Funding Signals Greater Investment in Services for Individuals with Mental Illness & Families  Mar 22 2018 Following the release of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 federal appropriations package, NAMI is extremely grateful for the increased investments in mental health services and supports. By including significant funding increases for these programs, Congress has taken a more »

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As the State Slashes Mental Health Funding, a Local Pilot Program Seeks to Keep People With Mental Health Issues Out of the ER

March 21, 2018 | By Erica Hellerstein In the fall of 2017, Danny, a twenty-nine-year-old from Durham, stopped by the office of Carolina Behavioral Health Urgent Care in the middle of an acute mental health crisis. Danny, whose real name the INDY is not sharing for medical privacy reasons, was homeless and suffering from a more »

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If our children could grade us, they’d give us an ‘F’

March 21, 2018 | By Peggy Terhune As the mother of seven children and foster mom to so many more, I’m here to tell you we, all of us, are failing our kids. Two of my adopted children have special needs. My family has fostered more than 100 children, many of them with mental illness more »

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Understanding Self-Harm

March 7, 2018

Feb. 28, 2018 | By Laura Greenstein Self-harm is difficult to understand because it goes against the natural human instinct of self-preservation. Maybe that’s why some people react to it in a negative, judgmental way. They can’t imagine ever being in a state of mind where they would hurt themselves, so they can’t understand why more »

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