World Bipolar Day, March 30th

The vision of World Bipolar Day is to bring world awareness to bipolar disorders and to eliminate social stigma. World Bipolar Day (WBD) – an initiative of the Asian Network of Bipolar Disorder (ANBD), the International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF), and the International Society for Bipolar Disorder (ISBD)- will be celebrated each year on March 30th,Continue reading “World Bipolar Day, March 30th”

The Numbers Don’t Lie: Mental Illness in America

~Mental Illness in America, 2016 Mental disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older — about one in four adults — suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.1 When applied to the 2004 U.S. Census residential population estimate for ages 18 andContinue reading “The Numbers Don’t Lie: Mental Illness in America”

Tobacco Use: Putting Down the Cigarette

By Brendan McLean, NAMI Communications Manager Studies have shown that individuals living with mental illness die 25 years earlier than the general population. Part of the reason is due to smoking related diseases. At the end of July, the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center held a webinar on the importance of quitting smoking. “Peers Helping Peers: WaysContinue reading “Tobacco Use: Putting Down the Cigarette”

Today’s Suicide Toll: Put Faces to the Numbers

It’s time to attach faces to numbers. In less than 24 hours, 1577 will commit suicide. If you look closely, you can see faces. As believers, these are our business. They are God’s business. Be aware of this. And pray.   For more valuable information see: http://www.facebook.com/puttingafaceonsuicide AND http://nami.org/