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Proposal for 9-8-8 Crisis Number

February 10, 2020

Every day, NAMI leaders across the country hear the challenges that people affected by mental illness face in trying to access crisis services. A new effort to create a nationwide 3-digit number for mental health crises and suicide prevention is a major step toward helping people get help when they are most in need. But more »

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How to Manage an Employee with Depression

February 5, 2020

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. One in five Americans are affected by mental health issues, with depression being the most common problem. A recent report by Blue Cross Blue Shield found that depression diagnoses are rising at a faster rate for millennials and teens than for any other generation. All told, the disorder is estimated to more »

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Companies need to make their employees’ well-being a priority

March 19, 2019

Mental Health America reports that 1 in 20 working-age Americans experience mental illness each year. Also present in the workplace are caregivers of individuals living with mental illness, who are often times feeling overwhelmed and distressed over their loved one’s illness. Because so many Americans are impacted by mental illness, it is essential that employers more »

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NAMI MC Supports Legislation to Decriminalize Suicide

February 6, 2019

Maryland state Delegate David Moon has sponsored a bill to decriminalize suicide attempts. NAMI MC supports this bill and Executive Director Stephanie Rosen was interviewed by Bethesda Beat regarding the legislation. Read the article here.  

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Join Sarah in preventing suicide

December 12, 2018

“Traumatic events ended my childhood rather abruptly. I did what I could to survive during that time, even though my world was shattered and I had no control over it. I held in a lot of anger, feelings of abandonment, and fear that was overwhelming at times. I was hospitalized at least once a year more »

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