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  • November 2015, “Stephanie’s Story.” Docs In Progress Community Stories Festival
    • NAMI MC’s Executive Director, Stephanie Rosen, shares her story in a mini-documentary to be shown at the Docs In Progress November 2015 Community Stories Film Festival.
  • October 29, 2015, “Couples Costumes You Can Find in a Thrift Store.” Let’s Talk Live WJLA abc7
    • NAMI MC’s Thrift Shop is featured in a segment on Halloween costume shopping.
  • September/November 2015, “When Depression Struck.” Bethesda Magazine
    • NAMI MC’s Executive Director, Stephanie Rosen, shares her story about her life living with depression from diagnosis, to treatment, to living in recovery and finding meaningful work for the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Montgomery County.
  • May 2015, “Millennials Work to End the Silence.” Matters of the Mind, American University, NBC Washington
    • NAMI MC’s Youth Program Director, Julianne Grothe, and Ending the Silence presenter Leilani Fryauff share their stories about their work to help “end the silence” about mental illness.


  • September 24, 2014, “Rockville Group Works to Reduce Teen Suicide.” The Gazette
    • The Gazette Reports on one of NAMI MC’s newest programs, Ending the Silence, an outreach mental health presentation designed to educate middle and high school students about the signs and symptoms of mental illness. Young adults living successfully with a diagnosis of mental illness share their stories in hopes of “ending the silence” about mental illness and the associated stigmas.
  • September 23, 2014, “How to Talk to Kids About Mental Illness.” US News & World Report
    • NAMI MC’s Ending the Silence Coordinator, Kenya Sesay, speaks to US News & World Report about the appropriate ways to educate youth about mental illness.
  • September 12, 2014, “Changing Minds Community Forum.” NBC4
    • NAMI MC’s Executive Director, Stephanie Rosen, spoke on a panel consisting of medical experts, teachers, and individuals personally touched by mental illness about issues relating to the mental health of youth and adolescents in the state of Maryland.
  • July 29, 2014, “Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.” Let’s Talk Live WJLA abc7
    • In light of Minority Mental Health Awareness month, NAMI MC’s Executive Director, Stephanie Rosen, was invited to talk about the outreach NAMI MC has been – and continues to do – for minority populations, including Latino individuals as well as African Americans.
  • July 22, 2014, “Hispanic Community Works to Shatter Mental Illness Stigma.” NBC4
    • In light of Minority Mental Health Awareness month, NAMI MC’s Latino Program Coordinator, Edith Salazar, talks about her own personal experience searching for mental health services for her daughter after she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and her journey to becoming a mental health advocate.
  • July 10, 2014, “‘Bleak Picture’ for Mentally Ill; 80% are Jobless.” USA Today
    • NAMI MC’s Stephanie Joseph speaks to USA Today about her inspiring journey from struggling with depression, to receiving supported employment services through Cornerstone Montgomery, to becoming a successful NAMI MC employee.
  • May 26, 2014, “Changing Minds within the Latino Community.” NBC4
    • NAMI MC hosted a Latino Mental Health Networking breakfast to raise awareness of the need for mental health services in Montgomery County as well as to highlight the classes, support groups, and presentations NAMI MC provides for the Spanish speaking community.
  • May 22, 2014, “Bethesda Woman Helps to End Silence about Mental Illness.” Bethesda Magazine – Bethesda Beat
    • Mimi Kress became a NAMI MC board member – as well as an active NAMI MC volunteer – after she was personally touched by mental illness.