Check out NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s Weekly Roundup, a list of interesting blog posts and online content relating to mental illness and mental health, picked by our staff.
The articles and blogs included on this list do not necessarily represent the views of NAMI.
Local Story Spotlight: “Students Cope with Invisible Illnesses” by Amanda Finney for The Pitt News
Great piece interviewing several local students on navigating life and education while living with invisible disabilities, including mental illness. As a Pitt alumna, I’m proud that my alma mater is starting the conversation about mental illness, disability, and chronic illness. – Alyssa
NAMI Blog Spotlight: “9 Ways To Fight Mental Health Stigma” by Laura Greenstein
NAMI recently invited Facebook users to share their ideas on how they fight stigma in their daily lives. Check out this blog for actionable ideas about fighting stigma, educating your community, and choosing empowerment. – Alyssa
Introvert Doodles Mental Health First Aid Course
Marzi Wilson, the creator of Introvert Doodles, recently attended a Mental Health First Aid training and “doodled” her notes! Her drawings are adorable and educational, as they often deal with anxiety, depression, and coping skills. – Alyssa
“5 Physical Symptoms of PTSD You Don’t Hear About” by Cat P for The Mighty
I love this article because people rarely talk about how living with Complex PTSD can take a physical toll on your body. Not only does the piece list some of the most common physical symptoms and realistic tips for coping with them, but also the author knows firsthand what it’s like to have C-PTSD. – Nicole
“We Need To Start Talking About Mental Health as a Human Rights Issue” by Jem Collins and The Advocacy Project for Rights Info
This article on treating mental health as a human rights issue brings up a number of difficult topics, such as the discrimination, lack of dignity and respect, and inequality many people living with mental illness experience on a daily basis. – Alyssa
“11 Small but Important Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health” by Casey Gueren for Self Magazine
For World Mental Health Day, Self Magazine asked if we really take the time for mental wellness and self-care in our lives. Instead of being all talk and no action, check out this helpful list of easy and unintimidating positive mental health practices. – Alyssa
“5 Super Scary Halloween Costumes (That Don’t Stigmatize People With Mental Illness)” by Sarah Schuster for The Mighty
This funny Halloween post is equal parts educational and snarky! – Nicole