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Youth Mental Health Conference Goes Virtual, Focuses on the Impact Pandemic is Having on Young People

Pittsburgh  - On Friday, February 5 NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania will host a virtual education conference focusing on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on children, adolescents, and transition age youth. The conference,  Closing the Gap: Prioritizing the Needs of Traumatized Youth , will examine the intersection between the pandemic and complex trauma, and [...]

By | 2021-02-10T15:33:31+00:00 February 10th, 2021|Action Alert, Events and Happenings, Featured Events|0 Comments

NAMI Joins New Groundbreaking Coalition

In early 2020, as COVID began to spread across the United States, the leaders of the nation’s 14 leading mental health, addiction and well-being advocacy groups and professional organizations began meeting weekly to generate proposals for how to powerfully address the new wave of need. With our combined expertise working on the fault lines [...]

By | 2020-12-18T15:58:39+00:00 December 18th, 2020|Events and Happenings|0 Comments

Taking Care of your Mental Health this Winter

2020 has been quite a year. It’s hard to believe we are already in December and the year is almost over. It felt like 2020 was just getting started when the pandemic hit and crushed all of our plans and expectations. I can’t wait to put 2020 to rest and I hope 2021 is a [...]

By | 2020-12-16T17:12:12+00:00 December 16th, 2020|Personal Stories|0 Comments

I Can’t Remember a Time Before Mental Illness

I can’t remember a time before mental illness in my life, a time before the thoughts of my own death swam in and out between wondering what was on television and which crayon I wanted to pick next. I can’t remember a time before seeing “visions” that no-one else saw, a time before hating [...]

By | 2020-10-08T14:07:00+00:00 October 8th, 2020|NAMI Blog, Personal Stories|0 Comments

Fighting a War in My Head

I was diagnosed in high school with depression and anxiety then later in life diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder. Looking back on my childhood, I can see the ways I was struggling then and the unhealthy coping skills I learned. Being diagnosed helped in some ways because it gave me a concrete reason as [...]

By | 2020-08-26T15:46:02+00:00 August 26th, 2020|NAMI Blog, Personal Stories|0 Comments

To Thrive Instead of Just Survive

Trigger Warning:  The following content contains light discussion of sexual violence. Sometimes I just stare at the wall.  Sometimes I just stare at the wall and find myself in the Land of Make Believe. I can run, play skip, and dance, and no one will look at me like I’m the C word (crazy). [...]

By | 2020-07-15T22:20:48+00:00 July 15th, 2020|NAMI Blog, Personal Stories|1 Comment