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
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
The holidays can be a joy-filled season, but they can be challenging for those impacted by mental illness. A NAMI study showed that 64% of people with mental illness report holidays make their conditions worse. “For many people the holiday season
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
On Thursday, August 27, our Executive Director, Erin Raftery Ryan, and Outreach Coordinator, Elizabeth Stephens, will be speaking on the “How to Prevent Social Isolation Stemming from the ‘New’ Normal with School Procedure” panel by Harvard in Tech and COVID
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 What happens at the intersection of mental health and one’s experience as a member of
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.
Maintain a schedule and designate working time and life time. During office hours, you work; during break time, you live. When you do this, it helps you from being distracted by regular life matters when you’re supposed to be working.
The COVID-19 crisis is something we are experiencing together as a community, and we are working hard to make sure we can continue to provide our members and community with support during this difficult and uncertain time.
Ideas for how to stay connected during the COVID-19 crisis.