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NAMI Keystone PA Recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month & TD Awareness Week in May, Launches 2021 NAMIWalks Season

Pittsburgh - Before the pandemic, one in five people in the U.S. reported having a mental health condition. Now, the figure is two in five, or even higher. This May, for Mental Health Awareness Month, NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania, the state organization of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is raising awareness of mental [...]

By | 2021-04-27T14:44:16+00:00 April 27th, 2021|Action Alert, Events and Happenings|0 Comments

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’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|1 Comment

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