While all of our communities face mental health challenges, African American communities often deal with more stigma and discrimination, and can receive compromised care. Challenges Stigma In NAMI California’s report on diverse communities, community members surveyed were asked to weigh in
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
NAMI Westside Los Angeles stands in solidarity with all the families, loved ones, and community members who have lost loved ones senselessly due to racism. Our African American community members need us to stand up and demand systematic change and
Kudos to HBO for creating this video about mental health with NAMI. They also put up a YouTube playlist of videos with commentaries from a therapist about scenes from shows that depict mental health.
We are excited to launch live online events with Britt Turpack, one of NAMI WLA’s peer teachers and Ending the Silence presenters! Britt is also a certified yoga instructor who has recently completed Brown University’s course on mindfulness-based stress reduction
Post written by NAMI WLA member Miriam Feldman; originally published by Scary Mommy Having a child with serious mental illness is an exercise in loss and grief with no equal because it holds a particular irony… they are here but
Thanks to our friends at BoxUnion, who have committed to help fund our vital work on mental health education and support. This valued partner has pledged to donate 20% of its May revenue and 100% of the proceeds from its
We are sorry we cannot meet in person like we usually do for our annual membership meeting, but we are thrilled that we are able to carry on our work behind-the-scenes so that our members get the support they need.
We have guests booked for our Janis Black Warner Speaker Series for June: A panel of young adults with mental health conditions will from the Life Adjustment Team will discuss their struggles and individual roads to recovery. Join via Zoom video conference