Back in the ‘90s when my mother was diagnosed with schizophrenia, no one was talking about mental health. I had to go to the library to find a book on what schizophrenia was. I felt completely isolated and confused.
There are so many incredible resources to support, educate, and advocate for mental wellness.
If you need mental health support, either for yourself or a loved one, I encourage you to check out some of these resources.
Its OK to not be OK. Let's break the stigma together.
Text NAMI to 7417
Call 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
NAMI has been a resource for me and my family ever since my mom first went missing. I currently stand on the Board of Advisors.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Bobby and I took the 'Family to Family' Support Group together shortly after we got married. It really helped him (and me) understand mental health conditions, how to react in a crisis, have empathy for those who are sick, and most of all know that you are not alone.
It's FREE, but you have to register.
A non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.
A movement centered around breaking the stigma around mental health, providing connection and support to one another to talk about their feelings and challenges because “It Ain’t Weak to Speak”.
A non-profit organization founded by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, committed to supporting the wellness of young people, and empowering them to create a kinder and braver world.