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A Man Who Chooses To Tackle the Battle

Men and Mental Health used to sound like an oxymoron. When I grew up it was “boys don’t cry,” or “suck it up,” or my favorite “stop acting like a little girl,” as if girls were the only ones who experienced different emotions. Now, I’ll agree that showing your emotions is a sign of weakness to predators [...]

By | 2020-06-17T20:30:05+00:00 June 17th, 2020|NAMI Blog, Personal Stories|0 Comments

Whittling the Chip on my Shoulder

I often reflect back on my initial diagnosis, relapse and how far I’ve come beating a path to recovery. We all know the stigma associated with mental health. Being a man, particularly in Marine Corps during my initial diagnosis, carries a little extra weight. I’m the oldest son, biggest brother and head of the household. I grew up playing and [...]

By | 2020-06-10T15:13:38+00:00 June 10th, 2020|NAMI Blog, Personal Stories|0 Comments

NAMI’s Statement on Recent Racist Incidents

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., regarding recent racist incidents across the country and their impact on mental health: “The effect of racism and racial trauma on mental health is real and cannot be ignored. The disparity in access to mental health [...]

By | 2020-06-01T15:36:01+00:00 June 1st, 2020|Action Alert, Events and Happenings|0 Comments

NAMI Keystone PA CEO, Christine Michaels, Weighs In On Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health

The loneliness of indefinite isolation. The anxiety of possible contagion. The stress of financial uncertainty. With no return to normality in sight, mental health professionals say the new coronavirus is taking a toll on the collective mental health of those across the nation, including Berks County... Read More

By | 2020-04-16T16:32:14+00:00 April 16th, 2020|Action Alert, Events and Happenings, Uncategorized|0 Comments

NAMI Keystone PA Issues Statement of Support for Statewide Mental Health Initiative

Public Statement of Support for Statewide Initiative 'Reach Out PA: Your Mental Health Matters' On Thursday, Jan. 2, Governor Tom Wolf announced a focused multi-agency effort and anti-stigma campaign, ‘Reach Out PA: Your Mental Health Matters,’ aimed at expanding resources and the state’s comprehensive support of mental health and related health care priorities in [...]

By | 2020-01-30T19:45:14+00:00 January 6th, 2020|Action Alert, Events and Happenings, Uncategorized|0 Comments

NAMI Issues Statement Regarding President Trumps Comments on Re-Institutionalizing People with Mental Illness

8/16/2019 Yesterday, President Trump revisited his statements about reopening mental “institutions” and perpetuated false stereotypes. Two weeks ago, the president also called people with mental illness "monsters." In response, National Alliance on Mental Illness Acting CEO Angela Kimball released the following statement: “The president should be talking about better care and earlier access to [...]

By | 2019-08-19T13:52:11+00:00 August 19th, 2019|Action Alert|0 Comments