End the Stigma

I'm Not Sick, I Don't Need Help!

While studying to become a clinical psychologist, Dr. Xavier Amador had a life-altering experience when his older brother was diagnosed with schizophrenia. In an effort to understand and help his brother, he and his colleagues at Colombia University uncovered a new way to approach patients previously thought to be in denial.  An internationally renowned clinical and forensic psychologist and leader in his field. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.




Why I'm #StigmaFree

Mayim Bialik is an American actress, author, and neuroscientist. In this video, Mayim Bialik shares her personal connection of living with and loving someone with a mental health condition.  She also discusses her thoughts on being #StigmaFree and how she turns to NAMI as a resource for herself and those whom she loves.

 

Learn more and support NAMI: http://www.namilongbeach.org/



Opening Minds, Ending Stigma, Early Intervention is Key

The Ethel and James Flinn Foundation and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services partnered on statewide campaign which includes television specials and public service announcements starring young people to raise awareness about mental illness and seeking help.

 

This special debuted on May 28, 2016



NAMI Education Programs and Support

Two parents who attended NAMI's Capitol Hill Day talk about the supports they found at NAMI's groups and the importance of advocating for people living with mental illness.