It goes without saying that we’ve all faced challenges this year, and we’re grateful for each other and our NAMI family. We have learned that taking the time to pause and reflect on gratitude is good for mental health, so
How does a focus on gratitude impact mental health? Research shows it can reduce stress and improve physical and mental health. “…. many studies over the past decade have found that people who consciously count their blessings tend to be
In Los Angeles, we’re fortunate to have parks and public lands that provide trails. Many on our NAMI WLA team enjoy hiking for the physical and mental health benefits. Exercise and time in nature = a double dose of goodness
We thank our veterans and active military service members for their service on Veterans Day, and every day. Find out about mental health impacts and support for veterans and our local work to help.
We talked to Hannah Wesolowski, the Director of Field Advocacy & Public Policy for NAMI, and Jessica Cruz, the CEO of NAMI California, today about the need to get out the vote and encourage our members and followers to vote for mental
Every election provides us with the chance to vote for leaders and laws to improve mental health. Vote for mental health!
For Suicide Prevention Month, please check out our guide to suicide prevention. If suicide has impacted your life, consider answering NAMI California’s Community Voices questions: Is there support or advice that someone offered to you that helped? How has the
“Once my loved ones accepted the diagnosis, healing began for the entire family, but it took too long. It took years. Can’t we, as a nation, begin to speed up that process? We need a national campaign to destigmatize mental
Those we care about in the LGBTQ+ community — friends, family members, colleagues, and neighbors — must confront stigma and prejudice based on their sexual orientation or gender identity while also dealing with the societal bias against mental health conditions.
Join us in celebrating Pride Month and taking whatever steps we can to support our LGBTQ+ community. “Members of the LGBTQ+ community with mental health conditions may find themselves fighting a double stigma, based on their sexual orientation and gender identity, as