Welcome to our latest video where Erin Ryan, the esteemed Executive Director of NAMI Westside Los Angeles, dives deep into the critical details and implications of Proposition 1 for mental health advocacy. Today, Erin shares her expert insights on how
Message from Erin R. Ryan During the first meetings of this new year, we have mapped out plans to expand our efforts and reflected on how our affiliate has grown leaps and bounds. Our commitment to serve the needs of
What do we mean by vote for mental health? 2024 is an election year, which means we have the power to influence policy. The people we elect at all levels of government make decisions that impact the availability of mental
Winter can be a challenging time for many, whether you’re facing the winter doldrums or you live with Major Depressive Disorder with a Seasonal Pattern (formerly known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD), which is characterized by recurrent episodes of
By Erin R. Ryan When I realized the holiday season was upon us, it made me think of the concept of cheer and community. It’s fair to say we could all use a little more cheer—comfort, support, and encouragement—in our
With each new year comes the expectation (and sometimes pressure!) to set resolutions. If you’re setting goals and taking steps to live your best life, we hope you have the support you need. If you’re not setting resolutions, that’s okay.
The 5 Pillars of Recovery to Mental Wellness Let’s face it. Recovery from one or more mental health conditions isn’t easy. My name is Jared Bendifallah. I’ve been in recovery from a serious mental health diagnosis since the summer of
Let’s face it: the holidays can be stressful for anyone. When you or someone you love is living with a mental health condition, the stress can be compounded. We have some communications tips from our team members that can help
By Erin R. Ryan I had a recent discussion with a colleague about “Better Humans: What the Mental Health Pandemic Teaches Us About Humanity,” a book by Janeane Bernstein that addresses our mental health crisis. I first met Janeane as
It’s always inspiring when community members write books to shed light on our experiences with mental health and how we can work together on solutions to improve lives. Here is the forward written by NAMI WLA Executive Director Erin R.