Facing Tardive Dyskinesia

By Bobbie Krueger Original Post on NAMI.org : https://www.nami.org/Personal-Stories/Facing-Tardive-Dyskinesia    Antipsychotics saved my life. Since I am diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, antipsychotics are a big part…

Parenting with a Mental Health Condition

FEB. 07, 2022 By Nicole Beeman-Cadwallader I always pause when someone asks the question: “Didn’t you always want to be a mother?” No. No, I did not. I have always liked children. My education and career have centered…

When Trauma Is Triggered at Work

FEB. 04, 2022 By Lexie Manion I am in recovery from mental illness and have been on a positive path for the last few years. In the past, I have struggled with depression, anxiety, unresolved trauma, an eating disorder and, later,…

How Volunteering Improves Mental Health

FEB. 02, 2022 By Trish Lockard While sitting in a waiting room at a doctor’s office in 2014, I struck up a conversation with the woman sitting next to me. As we got acquainted, she told me she was deeply involved with an organization…

Recent Study Calls for Reevaluating Antidepressant Warnings

JAN. 31, 2022 By Stephen Soumerai, Sc.D., and Christine Lu, M.Sc., Ph.D. In a recent study in the American Psychiatric Association’s “Psychiatric Research & Clinical Practice,” lead and senior authors Christine Lu, M.Sc.,…

The Surprising Mental Health Benefits of Fishing

JAN. 28, 2022 By Kenneth Reaves If you live with depression, you’ve likely been advised to seek time in nature (just one of many activities proven to boost emotional well-being). As a professional fisherman of over two decades…

How Music Shaped My Mental Health Journey

JAN. 26, 2022 By Karl Shallowhorn I began my mental health journey 40 years ago, when I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder I. Outside of therapy and medical appointments, I had no one to talk to about what I was going through, so…

How Walking Has Helped Me with My PTSD Recovery

JAN. 24, 2022 By Katy Parker Last summer, I completed a 10-mile sponsored walk to raise money for the hospital that cared for me after my accident. By the end of the day, I realized I’d walked almost 16 miles. It was a remarkable…

Why Mourning for the Self Is a Necessary Part of Healing

JAN. 21, 2022 By Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW Robert, an adult in his 50s, had been processing the early emotional neglect and abuse that led to his low self-esteem and a decade-long episode of depression. Together, we had processed…

The Importance of Finding Acceptance on My Mental Health Journey

JAN. 19, 2022 By Bianca Valentin Acceptance. In one word, that is how I cope with mental illness and the emotional journey to find effective treatment. Accepting the reality of my mental health has taken time. It all began…