NAMI’s Statement on Recent Racist Incidents

NAMI’s Statement On Recent Racist Incidents And Mental Health Resources For African Americans 5/29/2020 CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., 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:...

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NAMI Piedmont is at Amazon Smile

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Find NAMI Piedmont Tri-County on Amazon Smile Want to help but don’t know how? Amazon has made it easy to donate even when you are shopping for everyday items. Click to go directly to our smile.amazon.com and support our organization. By using the link you don’t have to search for...

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Experiencing Both Perspectives Of EMDR: Provider And Patient

By James Brister, M.D. | Apr. 22, 2019 When I was sixteen years old, I was an athlete and I loved football. If my coach told me I could run through a brick wall, I would try. I felt “invincible”—holding the world by the tail. Then it all changed in less than a...

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Dear Potential Employers

Dear Potential Employers By Michelle Yang | Mar. 29, 2019 A couple of months ago, I quit my prestigious corporate job I held for years. At the same time, I also began to write and advocate for mental health awareness, this empowered step was years in the making. It was...

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Maintaining Healthy Friendships With Mental Illness

By Shainna Ali | Feb. 15, 2019 Quality friendships have the potential to give us feelings of compassion, belonging and happiness. They can help improve our sense of self-worth and help us cope. When you have a mental illness, you may think that your friendships are bound to be more complicated. You may even deem...

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Being A Parent When You Have Anxiety

By Vanna Winters | Feb. 06, 2019 I was diagnosed as a teenager with generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety. Everything gave me anxiety: people, schoolwork, making decisions—it all made me panic. Over time, I learned strategies to handle my anxiety. Then I had kids. When I thought about becoming a mother, and...

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How The Digital Age Has Impacted Mental Health Care

By Laura Greenstein | Feb. 04, 2019 Almost the entirety of my experience in seeking mental health care (apart from the actual therapy) has been online. I looked for a therapist using different “find a therapist” search engines, clicking filters that would account for my insurance and location. I’ve read...

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A Parent’s Guide To Mental Health For College Students

By Marcia Morris, M.D. | Dec. 10, 2018 Talking with parents is something I rarely did when I began my job as a college psychiatrist twenty-five years ago. However, in response to students coming to my office with more complex problems and severe symptoms, I have tried to get parents...

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How Easy It Is To Neglect Your Mental Health

By Trevor McDonald | Dec. 12, 2018 We all know what taking care of our physical health looks like: eating right, exercising regularly and getting plenty of sleep. But do you know how to take care of your mental health? Neglecting your mental health can be easy, especially since it’s...

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