One of the many blessings of being Program Director for NAMI Westside LA, is the opportunity to speak directly to middle and high school students about the importance of prioritizing their mental health. I’ve been able to do this over
Adults generally need between seven and nine hours of sleep. About 1 in 3 people in the U.S. report difficulty sleeping at least one night per week. Insomnia is caused by difficulty falling or staying asleep, or waking up too early in the morning. Sleep
By Ryder Davis Nearly one year ago, schools across the United States, and the world over, transitioned to online learning in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the ensuing months and semesters, a growing number of students have faced
Each year the mental health community comes together to put a spotlight on eating disorders for National Eating Disorders Awareness Month. Now more than ever, we need to make sure we address and treat those affected. The National Eating Disorders
One of our board members, Sarah Haufrect, wrote a post for Psychology today about taking our NAMI Westside LA Family-to-Family class and learning how a one-page summary of your loved one’s health history can prepare you for a crisis and
For National School Counselors Week, NAMI WLA Program Director Tim Davis held an Instagram Live discussion with LA area counselor Yelena Ginko about educating and engaging students on mental health, and bringing our Ending the Silence program to area students.
By Britt Turpack Those who have been following my journey know the positive impact Angela Manuel Davis has made on my life. She’s a great life teacher of mine and the person who crystallized the importance of having positive role
From NAMI: As the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) congratulates President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their inauguration today. NAMI looks forward to working with the new administration to build better
Join us for an new edition of our Check-Up from the Neck Up online series on our Instagram Live Friday, January 22 at 1:30 pm PT, for a conversation with our Bitt Turpack and Alanna Martella (Instagram: @alannamartella).
We are proud of our board of directors, staff, facilitators, teachers, volunteers, and members for allowing us to continue to make an impact on our community. We are now in Week 40 of virtual programming and have increased our support groups