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08 Oct

National Mental Illness Awareness Week: Break the Stigma

In 1990, Congress dedicated one week per year as Mental Illness Awareness Week “in recognition of efforts by the National Alliance on Mental Illness [NAMI] to educate and increase awareness about mental illness.” This week, October 7-13, is Mental Illness Awareness week. Almost every one of us knows someone who struggles with a mental illness. […]

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05 Sep

Can a Person Recover from Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia can be a lifelong battle, but recovery is possible in many cases. The National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) estimates that about half of those with schizophrenia can recover with the correct treatment. While there is no cure for schizophrenia, living with the disease is certainly possible. A patient is said to be in […]

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06 Jul

What Is It Like To Have A Psychotic Episode?

Research by Kings College in London and Duke University defines a psychotic experience as “… anything from hearing voices to experiencing psychosis,” which is a mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly impaired. Psychotic episodes are more common than many people realize. The National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) has found […]

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