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
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from NAMI CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr., regarding the recent violence against members of the Asian American community: “We are deeply saddened by this traumatic event in Atlanta
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
The guest for our Janis Black Warner Speaker Series for Wednesday, April 7, 2021: Hannah Liddell from the Office of Payee Review & Beneficiary Assistance (OPRABA). OPRABA was created by the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018.
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
Please join us for our next Janis Black Warner Speaker Series installment on Wednesday, March 3 at 7 pm PT. This month, we will feature a panel of five diverse peer speakers who will share their experiences living with mental
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