After we shared a list of the reasons we are grateful this year, and asked our members and supporters to do the same. The responses have touched us and filled us with hope.
As this is #GivingTuesday and it is the season of giving, we are asking you to consider support for NAMI Westside Los Angeles. One in five Americans lives with a mental health condition. Your contributions can make a difference by providing support, education and advocacy for our community.
Our membership funds and donations are used to support the free services we provide year-round. We rely on these funds to help us work on services to benefit the participants in NAMI Westside LA’s programs, from our classes and groups for those affected by mental illness, to our school programs and outreach efforts in the community.
With more funding, we could:
You can be assured that each donation will make a difference.
Reimagining mental health as brain health could shift the negative attitudes many people have about mental illness and increase the willingness to get help among those who most need it.
Wars are not over when the shooting stops. They live on in the lives, memories, bodies and brains of those who fight them.
One soldier’s experience as a patient with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). As the former head of the Veterans Administration, founder of the Vet Center Program that provides counseling, outreach and referral services to combat veterans and their families, and a United States Senator, he has a unique viewpoint.
Fewer than half of those who suffer from mental health problems ever seek help. Why? Let’s be honest: Many active duty personnel, veterans, and people in general hesitate to seek mental health care. No one wants to be labeled mentally ill, defective or abnormal.
This is especially true in a military culture where bravery and self-reliance are highly valued. Plus, many people believe that asking for help is a sign of weakness, or even a moral failing…