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Your Differences Are Your Superpowers

By Nicholas Emeigh,  NAMI Bucks County Ending The Silence Presenter  My name is Nick and I was born and raised in Bucks County, PA and attended college in Boston. I was and am always afraid that my technically invisible mental health diagnoses will be visible to those I meet, and worry that I will be judged [...]

By | 2018-06-20T15:36:17+00:00 June 20th, 2018|NAMI Blog, Personal Stories|0 Comments

Mental Health Month, Week 4 Q&A on Sharing Your Experience

  All throughout #MentalHealthMonth, NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania is sharing helpful Q&A’s on various subjects. This week, we’re talking about the importance of sharing your story. Joel Richard, Data & Communications Specialist at NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania, answered questions about his experience as an Ending the Silence and Say It Out Loud presenter. Q: Tell us [...]

By | 2018-05-31T19:17:32+00:00 May 31st, 2018|NAMI Blog|0 Comments

Mental Health Month, Week 3 Q&A on First Episode Psychosis

All throughout #MentalHealthMonth, NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania is sharing helpful Q&A’s on various subjects. This week’s topic is First Episode Psychosis. Vicki Fetterman and Marci Sturgeon-Rusiewicz, who lead ENGAGE in Allegheny County, provided this overview. Q: What is First Episode Psychosis? First episode psychosis is the first time that someone experiences psychotic symptoms or a [...]

By | 2018-05-17T16:18:08+00:00 May 17th, 2018|NAMI Blog|0 Comments

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Releases New Report on Childhood Trauma

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a new report, Helping Children and Youth Who Have Traumatic Experiences. The report shows that nearly half of the nation’s children have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. Children and youth who have experienced traumatic events are at risk of [...]

By | 2018-05-10T15:37:00+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Action Alert, NAMI Blog|0 Comments

Mental Health Month, Week 2 Q&A with Dr. Charma Dudley

All throughout #MentalHealthMonth, NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania is sharing helpful Q&A’s on various subjects. This week’s topic is children’s mental health. We asked Dr. Charma D. Dudley, PhD, a few questions about the importance of children’s mental health. Dr. Dudley is a licensed psychologist, the Associate Director of Behavioral Health Services at Beacon Health Options, [...]

By | 2018-05-10T13:07:11+00:00 May 10th, 2018|NAMI Blog|0 Comments

Families as Partners in Reducing Violence Project

University of Pittsburgh researchers, led by Dr. Edward Mulvey, PhD, Director of the Law and Psychiatry Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, are in the process of developing educational materials to help families manage serious conflict situations. They are looking for families with a loved one between the ages of 18-60 [...]

By | 2018-05-08T18:33:38+00:00 May 8th, 2018|NAMI Blog|0 Comments

Mental Health Month 2018, Week 1 Q&A with Mike McCarthy

All throughout #MentalHealthMonth, NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania is sharing helpful Q&A’s on various subjects. This week’s topic is Mental Health Advance Directives. We asked our Adult Advocate, Mike McCarthy, a few questions to give you the basics on what an MHAD is and how it can help. Q: What is a Mental Health Advance Directive (MHAD)? [...]

By | 2018-05-07T18:16:00+00:00 May 7th, 2018|NAMI Blog|0 Comments

Weekly Roundup (For The Week of February 25th)

Check out NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s Weekly Roundup, a list of interesting blog posts, online content, and podcasts relating to mental illness and mental health, picked by our staff. To raise awareness for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, this week’s weekly roundup will focus on eating disorders and the individuals and organizations that are working [...]

By | 2018-03-02T20:23:58+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|NAMI Blog|0 Comments

The Weekly Roundup (For The Week of February 18th)

Check out NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s Weekly Roundup, a list of interesting blog posts, online content, and podcasts relating to mental illness and mental health, picked by our staff. In honor of Black History Month, this week’s weekly roundup will focus on African-American and Black narratives on mental illness. The articles and blogs included on [...]

By | 2018-02-23T19:24:47+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|NAMI Blog|0 Comments

Weekly Roundup (For The Week of February 4th)

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 Feature @SteelSmilingPGH - 90 Days of Street Therapy Steel Smiling, [...]

By | 2018-02-09T18:30:16+00:00 February 9th, 2018|NAMI Blog|0 Comments