Our team came up with a few holiday gift ideas that can help maintain good mental health and promote self-care. These are gifts we like to give (or receive!). Note about shopping: we like to support local vendors whenever possible!
Family Guide: How to Handle the Holidays When a Loved One Lives with a Mental Health Condition
By Sharon Dunas Holidays tend to be especially stressful for people living with mental health conditions and their families. Below are some expectations and tips on how to reduce stress. How Holidays Can Be Challenging for Those Living with Mental
Words Matter: Say This (and Not This) About Mental Health
Words matter. Language we use in our verbal and written communications can be supportive or hurtful to those impacted by mental health conditions. A few simple changes to the way we communicate can support those living with mental health conditions
Back to School: Supporting Youth Mental Health
How can we work together to support the needs of youth as they transition back to the classroom? Here are some ways to help support student mental health. Request an Ending the Silence presentation at your school. Ending the Silence
Self-Care with Britt Turpack at NAMI CA’s Youth Sympsoium
NAMI WLA’s Britt Turpack lead a self-care wellness session during NAMI California’s Youth Symposium.
Getting Good Sleep to Maintain Mental Health
Adults generally need between seven and nine hours of sleep and good quality of sleep is just as important as the duration. About 1 in 3 people in the U.S. report difficulty sleeping at least one night per week. Insomnia is caused by difficulty
7 Communications Tips for Families Coping with Mental Illness
Persons with brain disorders can have problems with realities, be fearful, agitated and withdrawn, use poor judgment, have little motivation or empathy for you, and believe their delusions. It is difficult for family members to witness the effects of mental illness
11 Ways You Can Make Space for the Mental Illness Visiting Your Family
I like to share this quote with family members who love someone with a mental health condition: “Ask not what disease the person has, but what person the disease has.” —Sir William Osler Remember: you did not cause the illness,