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A Vital State Resource for Families and Individuals Facing the Challenges of Mental Illness.
A Vital State Resource for Families and Individuals Facing the Challenges of Mental Illness.

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NAMI Mass Compass: Your Guide to Mental Health Resources
The NAMI Mass Compass is operated by peers and family members who have dealt with these issues first hand. Navigators are available to answer a wide range of questions and refer to NAMI support & education programs and other community resources.
Please call us at (617) 704-NAMI (6264) or toll free at (800) 370-9085 Monday - Friday 9 am to 5 pm and a NAMI Mass Compass Navigator will email or call you. Or visit our website page at http://namimass.org/resources/compass #mentalhealth #support #resources
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Whether it's the dangerous myth that Black men are "too strong" to seek mental health treatment, or that only certain women can experience an eating disorder, these stigmas are incredibly damaging, and often render people of color who experience mental health issues invisible. https://www.bustle.com/p/7-mental-health-advocates-share-what-stigmas-they-face-as-a-person-of-color-with-mental-illness-9752905 #Black #mentalhealth #minoritymentalhealth
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So often, we find ourselves burning out from stress in our daily lives, and it’s not until the moment we’ve absolutely had enough that we allow ourselves a break. But what might happen if we all took a “break” before we reached that final breaking point?
There are five different types of self-care: physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual and professional care.
https://themighty.com/2017/11/types-of-self-care-for-mental-health/ #stress #mentalhealth #selfcare
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Being a friend to someone with depression can be difficult too. It’s painful to see someone we care about struggling. We desperately want to help but are unsure how. We know the importance of being a friendly ear – but if our friend doesn’t want to talk, or we don’t know what to say, conversation can dry up. We may be looking for more hands-on ways of offerin support. https://www.blurtitout.org/2017/08/03/practical-ways-help-friend-depression/ #depression #support #friendship
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n this three-part docuseries, NAMI explores unique perspectives on mental health from the African-American and Latino communities. Through candid and courageous stories of lived experience, these #mentalhealth champions share their journeys of #resiliency and #recovery.
Part 3: The Safe Place
After uncovering myths about mental illness in her community, mental health advocate Jasmin Pierre created a “Safe Place” where the #Black community can access culturally inspired information and support. https://youtu.be/EFTq3xmQR2A
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In this three-part docuseries, NAMI explores unique perspectives on mental health from the African-American and Latino communities. Through candid and courageous stories of lived experience, these #mentalhealth champions share their journeys of #resiliency and #recovery.
Part 2: Discovering My Superpower
This piece features NAMI Ambassador A.J. Mendez, author, advocate and former WWE wrestler. Hear her advice to #Latino families and how she believes her bipolar disorder is her superpower. https://youtu.be/VP861H8FxqI #minoritymentalhealth
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In this three-part docuseries, NAMI explores unique perspectives on mental health from the African-American and Latino communities. Through candid and courageous stories of lived experience, these mental health champions share their journeys of resiliency and recovery.
Part I: Barbershop Confessions In The Big Easy
Meet Lorenzo Lewis, founder of The Confess Project, and learn how he uses barbershops across America as platforms to start conversation and spread hope and healing in the black community. https://youtu.be/YOrv1O0L3U8 #minoritymentalhealth #recovery
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The first sign of psychosis is usually withdrawal. A teenager or young adult, often someone who’s had no prior emotional or behavioral issues, begins to be less engaged with what’s going on around him. Instead of school, work, friends, family and fun, he is preoccupied with what’s going on internally, increasingly fixated on disturbing ideas that are bubbling up. https://childmind.org/article/first-episode-psychosis-early-treatment-critical/ #psychosis #teens
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“Men are more likely to externalize their symptoms, so #depression can come out as anger rather than sadness, making it less likely to be diagnosed as such,” says Michaelis. In fact, depressed men are more likely to feel angry and aggressive, exhibit more risky behavior, and more likely to turn to #substanceuse than women, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry. Alcohol isn’t the only mechanism, either. Men more often use tools like drugs, abuse, inappropriate sex, or gambling to attempt to control their feelings or quell their anxiety, Michaelis adds. https://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/depression-men-mental-therapy/ #men
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Latinos are no different when it comes to prevalence of #mentalhealth conditions when compared to the rest of the population. However, your concerns or experiences and how you understand and cope with these conditions may be different. https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/Diverse-Communities/Latino-Mental-Health #Latinos
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