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Students push fight to improve schools’ mental-health help to Arizona Capitol

March 14, 2019

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. Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star Student activists have taken their fight to reform mental-health interventions in schools to the Arizona Capitol, working with lawmakers to craft […]

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Study finds a dearth of mental health interventions for ethnic minority youth in the US

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 […]

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Advancing Discovery For New, Better Treatments

NAMI is proud to share our new white paper: “Working Together to Advance Discovery and Reignite Hope: Advocacy, Academia, Industry and Government Push for New Mental Health Treatment Options.” This paper describes the important work NAMI and our partners have done to push forward in the difficult and complex field of brain science and developing treatment […]

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Maintaining Healthy Friendships With Mental Illness

Quality friendships have the potential to give us feelings of compassion, belonging and happiness. They can help improve our sense of self-worth and help us cope. When you have a mental illness, you may think that your friendships are bound to be more complicated. You may even deem healthy relationships impossible. But it’s very important to dispel […]

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How The Digital Age Has Impacted Mental Health Care

February 26, 2019

By Laura Greenstein | Feb. 04, 2019 Almost the entirety of my experience in seeking mental health care (apart from the actual therapy) has been online. I looked for a therapist using different “find a therapist” search engines, clicking filters that would account for my insurance and location. I’ve read blogs and personal accounts of others’ experiences with […]

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