Published 6:00 a.m. MT March 26, 2019 |
Alex Goldstein’s unusual behavior started worrying his parents before he got to kindergarten.
He struggled to follow directions and didn’t make friends. He gazed into the distance and laughed for no evident reason. He worried insects would bite him at the dinner table.
Doctors at first told Charles and Laurie Goldstein of Scottsdale that their son had attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Read More
GILBERT, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – More than 15 million American adults suffer from depression each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Bre Hushaw was one of those statistics.
The 21-year-old is from Chandler and is getting ready to graduate at Northern Arizona University’s Flagstaff campus in May with a degree in marketing.
However, it almost didn’t happen.
“I really couldn’t get out of my room. I couldn’t eat,” she said. “Even though Read More
Apr. 01, 2019 By Laurie Katz https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/April-2019/Four-Lessons-From-Four-Years-of-Therapy
I’ve now been in therapy for four years. I talk about four years a lot. It’s an important number in my life. After I was raped in 2011, I suffered in silence for just under four years. It happened at college in Chicago by a fellow student on the third weekend of my freshman year. I tried to get justice, but Read More
Arlington, VA — NAMI and 16 national organizations representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions filed an amicus curiae (“friend-of-the-court”) brief on April 1 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case Texas v. United States. This is the appeal of a District Court’s ruling to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA). If the appeals court upholds the decision, the invalidation of the ACA would touch nearly every corner Read More
Students and others lead the way during the March for Our Lives gun-violence protest last March. Thousands marched from Jacome Plaza downtown to the University of Arizona Mall.
Student activists have taken their fight to reform mental-health interventions in schools to the Arizona Capitol, working with lawmakers to craft legislation that is receiving bipartisan support.
State Rep. Daniel Hernandez, a Tucson Democrat, has been working with students affiliated with Read More
Hispanic and Latino youth are more likely to drink alcohol at a younger age than their African-American and non-Hispanic Caucasian peers, but they are less likely to receive treatment for substance abuse.
African-American youth show more symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than their Caucasian peers, but they are less likely to receive appropriate treatment for disruptive behaviors.
The suicide rate among Native Americans has been outpacing the rest of the country since 2003. Suicide is the second leading cause of death Read More