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What I Wish You Knew About PTSD and Veterans

By Nikki Dawson, Graduate Intern at NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania One of the biggest disconnects between civilians, and veterans and service members, is the myth that if we’ve been to war we have posttraumatic stress disorder. I understand how easy it would be to fall into that mindset; as often times, when veterans make headlines, especially [...]

By | 2017-12-13T13:18:23+00:00 November 11th, 2017|NAMI Blog, Personal Stories, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What I Wish You Knew About PTSD and Veterans

Action Alert: Human Services Consolidation Plan

On Monday, May 22, NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania issued an action alert in regard to Governor Tom Wolf's plan to consolidate 4 agencies into one. The plan also calls to eliminate the Bureau of Children's Behavioral Health Services. This website outlines the unification plan. We're asking people to click on the "Send Feedback" button to give their [...]

By | 2017-05-22T09:00:28+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|NAMI Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Action Alert: Human Services Consolidation Plan

Action Alert: State Budget Plan Calls for Deep Cuts in Human Services

On Friday, May 19, NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania issued an action alert regarding PA House Bill 218.  The state budget bill, passed by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in April, calls for deep cuts in human services.  The bill now moves to the state Senate.  The call to action is asking people to contact their local state [...]

By | 2017-05-19T19:26:17+00:00 May 19th, 2017|NAMI Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Action Alert: State Budget Plan Calls for Deep Cuts in Human Services

Adolescent Behavioral Health Initiative

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation is leading a multi-year Adolescent Behavioral Health Initiative, which aims to improve access to effective behavioral health services for adolescents in Allegheny County who are experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis.   One of the ways the Jewish Healthcare Foundation is working to understand the problem, is by collecting [...]

By | 2017-03-10T17:13:34+00:00 March 10th, 2017|NAMI Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Adolescent Behavioral Health Initiative

New Documentary on Mental Illness Highlights Stories of Recovery

The new documentary, Beyond Silence, explores how three different people living with different mental illnesses, have managed to overcome painful experiences and lead inspirational lives of recovery. The program is executive-produced by singer Demi Lovato, who has been open about her personal experience living with mental illness.  The film is a project of Be Vocal: Speak [...]

By | 2017-03-01T18:27:08+00:00 March 1st, 2017|NAMI Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Documentary on Mental Illness Highlights Stories of Recovery

Cyber Monday Special: NAMI Strength Bracelet

THE SEMICOLON MOVEMENT Their mission - To spread awareness and raise hope to those who struggle with mental illness, depression, suicidal thoughts, or addiction. A semicolon is used in writing when a writer could have ended a sentence but chose not to.   Their message - This experience is not permanent. It is a pause and there is [...]

By | 2016-11-28T19:05:41+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cyber Monday Special: NAMI Strength Bracelet

Call To Action – Stop the Impasse Today

The budget impasse has gone on long enough and, once again, we think a final budget is close to being done. We need to tell our legislators about the difficult circumstances the impasse has created for human service providers and their clients. PLEASE TAKE ACTION Please take a minute today and email your legislators! Tell [...]

By | 2015-12-03T14:57:50+00:00 December 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Call To Action – Stop the Impasse Today