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On The Move Luncheon Sept. 24

August 12, 2019

Join us on Tuesday, September 24 for an exciting luncheon program to celebrate NAMI Marion County’s new initiatives! We’ve opened Ora’s Clubhouse, offering daily social and vocational support to persons with mental illness. And we’re preparing for the 2020 NAMIWalks, a community event to raise awareness and ease the stigma surrounding mental illness. The luncheon more »

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Communicating Is More Than Finding The Right Words

April 11, 2019

August 24, 2018 | By Keiko Purnell My last depressive episode left me completely isolated. I didn’t respond to messages for months. Since I didn’t know how long I would be depressed, answering the question “how are you?” became emotionally draining. Actually, that one question was why I stopped talking to people entirely. “How are more »

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When kids with mental illness can’t live at home

January 31 Kelly Burch Many of Christine Walker’s friends are just starting to help their teenage children plan to leave home, whether for a job, college or a gap year. But Walker’s 16-year-old son Schuyler has already lived away from his family for seven years, spending nearly half his life in residential treatment programs and more »

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Family Survival Guide

By Chris Aiken, M.D. | Feb. 06, 2017 “You seem like you’re walking on eggshells,” our family therapist told me with a wise nod. The image of cracked eggs under my bare feet was strangely comforting compared to what our family was really going through. We were living with mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder. Psychiatrists more »

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Understanding Psychotic Breaks

By Ryann Tanap | Mar. 20, 2017  When you hear the phrase “psychotic break,” what comes to mind? Probably nothing good. In everyday conversation, the phrase carries a negative meaning for many because it’s perceived as a harsh and abrupt disconnect or “break” from reality—though it is more accurately described as an episode of psychosis. more »

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