Young Workers Seek Mental Health Accommodations, Employers Try to Keep Up

Feb 12, 2020 11:00 am ET By Lauren Weber The Wall Street Journal Managers and younger employees are struggling to adapt as a generation of people with higher rates of reported mental illness enter the workforce. Many of these new workers are coming to offices from colleges and high schools where they received accommodations, […]

Houston Symphony’s New Schumann Festival Explores the Composer’s Genius and Mental Illness

February 5, 2020 at 10:26am By Olivia Flores Alvarez Houstonia ROBERT SCHUMANN WAS one of the Romantic era’s most prolific and gifted composers. He was also very likely bipolar, says Dr. Richard Kogan, artistic director of the Weill Cornell Music and Medicine Program in New York City. “Schumann may be the best representative of genius […]

How To Move Forward After Going Through A Crisis

Jan. 21, 2020 By Becky Brasfield NAMI After a crisis, recovery can be challenging. Our lives are left in turmoil caused by the stressful situation we just managed to overcome. With the worst behind us, we have to pick up the pieces. But unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for how to take steps toward the future. So […]

Texas To Get Funds To Improve Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Dec 4, 2019 By Courtney Collins & Domini Davis KERA News Texas Health and Human Services is getting a financial boost from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline aimed to help more Texans get the mental health help they need. The $3 million, two-year grant will help the state’s Suicide Prevention Lifeline call centers better […]

Myths around mental illness cause high rates of unemployment

Published 8:02 am CST, Thursday, December 12, 2019 By Bandy X. Lee, Yale University Chron (THE CONVERSATION) Even though mental illness affects one in five adults – and depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide – secrecy and stigma around the issue continue. The problem is especially acute in the workplace. While individuals with mental […]

6 Ways You Can Help A Loved One On Their Healing Journey

Dec. 26, 2019 By Shainna Ali NAMI Take a moment to consider all the people in your life: your coworkers, friends, family. At any given time, 1 in 5 of these individuals is living with a mental health condition. You may have noticed them struggling, but if you’re not a trained mental health professional, you may not have […]

NAMI Board Of Directors Names Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. As New Chief Executive

Dec 18 2019 NAMI NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness and their families, today announced the appointment of Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. as Chief Executive Officer effective January 21, 2020. “On behalf […]