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.
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“A Sermon Of Truth About Depression” by Kathy Hurt for NAMI (Link)
Kathy Hurt, a Protestant pastor and writer on spirituality and mental health, focused this week’s NAMI blog post on the healing power of personal stories in the faith community. As a pastor, she often sees the profound effect telling her story has on her congregation and often works mental health into her sermons.
“Mental health: Living with Borderline Personality Disorder” by Bethan Rees for The BBC (Link)
For Time to Talk day (February 1st) Bethan Rees shared her story of what it’s like to live with an undiagnosed mental illness. For Bethan, receiving a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder helped her understand and manage her symptoms, seek accomodations at work, and connect with others.
“This Viral Twitter Thread That Explains Why Mental Illness Makes You Tired Is So Relatable” by Blake Bakkila for Health (Link)
Recently, Philippines-based artist Pauline Palita took to social media to answer the common question of why mental illnesses can make people so tired. Her Twitter thread, which explained how being tired is a “fact of life” for many people with mental illness, garnered thousands of retweets and responses from people who felt the same.
“Episode #21: Introducing Childhood” from Terrible, Thanks for Asking by APM Podcasts (Link)
This is an older episode (November 2017) of one of my favorite podcasts, Terrible, Thanks for Asking; however, I couldn’t help but share Malena’s story. In this episode, 10-year-old Malena’s thoughts and opinions are taken seriously. She’s given the platform to discuss her anxieties – about keeping up with her schoolwork, getting into a good high school, and finding a job (even though she’s only 10). She also tells the audience about her anxieties about her father – a recovering alcoholic who is attempting to become a US citizen after being detained. It’s a great way to learn about child and adolescent mental health, from the “true experts” – children.