When life seemed overwhelming and I wanted to shut down, my therapist reminded me that emotions are meant to be felt. The fact that they exist is neither good nor bad, and it’s what you do with them that matters.
5 Common Myths About Suicide Debunked
Suicide affects all people. Within the past year, about 41,000 individuals died by suicide, 1.3 million adults have attempted suicide, 2.7 million adults have had a plan to attempt suicide and 9.3 million adults have had suicidal thoughts. Unfortunately, our society...
Bold Action Will Change the Mental Health Conversation
In 1995, when I was a 30-year-old basketball coach at the University of Maine, I received a diagnosis that changed my life forever. After living with bipolar disorder, and overcoming its hurdles for the last 26 years, I have come to recognize the importance of...
NAMI Walks Spokane Team showed up!
On a raining Saturday morning over 50 people gathered in Riverfront Park to walk for those living with mental health conditions. The crowd was filled with loved ones, board, staff, volunteers and community partners who came together to raise awareness and say mental...
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