Pretending to be neurotypical, or “normal,” is a common behavior among people living with mental illness.
The cycle of social stigma and misinformation compounds the challenges of managing a mental health condition.
Mental Illness Is Not a Joke: Fighting Stigma in Pop Culture
DID Stories Are Riddled with Stigma: I Want to Tell a More Accurate One
Inpatient Psych Care: What Movies Get Wrong and Why It Matters
Why We Need Better Representation of Borderline Personality Disorder
How Social Media Is Changing the Way We Think About Mental Illness
The Not So Pretty Version of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Six Underrated Depictions of PTSD in Movies and TV
From Villain to Hero: Reimagining the Role of Mental Health in Pop Culture
Finding Myself in the Main Character of “Prozac Nation”
Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Misrepresented Diagnosis
The Missing Piece of Disney’s “Soul”
Literature as a Lens to Understand Trauma
Why We Need Responsible Representation in the Film Industry
Is Social Media Good or Bad for Our Mental Health?
Youth Speak Out on Their Tech Use During COVID-19
The Music of the Mental Health Movement
The Evolution of the Mental Health Movement
The Messy Truth About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
How TV Shows Make Me Feel Less Alone
What Happens When Celebrities Speak Out
You Can Be Strong and Still Seek Help
The Example Celebrities With Mental Illness Set
Gamers Champion Mental Health Awareness
Tidying for Your Mental Health
How to Have a Healthy Relationship with Social Media
Suicide in the News: How Should We React?
How Being an Iranian Immigrant Affected My Mental Health
Why Suicide Reporting Guidelines Matter
What Happens When Celebrities Talk About Mental Illness
Reshaping My Relationship with Myself
Mental Illness: A Common Bond
Reviving Herbie the Love Bug to Rival Depression
Being the Person My 13-Year-Old Self Needed
Let’s Talk About Depression
The Top Three Musicals About Mental Health
The Best Movies About Mental Health
Translating Lived Experience into a Compelling Novel
Stigmatizing Media Portrayals: What Can We Do?
Can Social Media Save a Life?
A Film Festival to Spread Positivity
Mental Health Starts with Listening
Are You Living on the Edge?
Gaming for Good: A Competitive Approach to Spreading Awareness
“13 Reasons Why” Hurts Vulnerable Teens
World Health Day Spotlights Depression
Avoiding Emotional Damage During a Political Storm
The Art of Recovery: How Medicaid Changed Crystal’s Life
Beyond Silence: Stopping Stigma One Story at a Time
Balanced Partnership Raises the Scale of Mental Health Awareness
Washington, Lincoln and “The Mad King”
Inspiring Hope in the Bipolar Community
99 Faces Who Care About Mental Health Awareness
What I Learned from Carrie Fisher
NAMI in the News: 2016 in Review
A Letter to Journalists About Mental Health Stigma
MediaWatch: Reporting on Suicide
Celebrities Give Mental Health and Substance Abuse a Voice
MediaWatch: A Seriously Bizarre Summer
Enhancing Wellbeing in the Face of Traumatic Media Exposure
We Got Game: RPG Limit Break Video Game Marathon
NAMI Media Watch: Hacking Brains, Looking to the Future
Movies in 2015 That Showcased Mental Health
The Power of Personal Stories
Bipolar Disorder: A Fire that Can Fuel Creativity
Mental Health Media Watch: January 2016
Touched with Fire Offers a Look into the Often Difficult Relationships Within Families
5 Main Characters in Best Sellers Who Live with Mental Illness
8 of Our Favorite Blogs from Buzzfeed’s Mental Health Week
What’s New on the NAMI Bookshelf?
He’s a Kennedy, What Does He Have to Be Depressed About?
17 Million Americans Hear NAMI's Message for Mental Health Reform
OMG, I’m So OCD
Finding a Piece of Sky in the Deepest Oceans
Zelda Williams Shares a Heartfelt Tribute and Message of Hope
Despite Winning Miss International, Raising Mental Health Awareness is Her Crowning Achievement
The Voice Awards: Part of a Growing Movement
Gaining Courage and Hope from a Cabaret about Mental Illness
John Nash and NAMI Mercer, a Personal Connection
USA Today Blazes a Trail for Mental Health Care Reform
NAMI’s Newtown Prayer: Share Reflections on Dec. 14
As School Doors Swing Open, NAMI Stands Ready to Help
Is American Horror Story Stigmatizing or Just Silly?
Halloween Protests: Haunted Asylums and Mental Illness
The Colorado Tragedy: What Families Are Asking
Friday Night at the Movies (for Less Than 40 Cents)
Family Caregivers and the Gift of Hope and Healing
Having an Impact: Reporter Meg Kissinger and Her Brother Jake
Does the White House Read the Washington Post?
Go Away Evil: Global Mental Health and Traditional Healers
The New Normal: Actress Claire Danes, Homeland and Hollywood's New Take on Mental Illness
American Idol: Singing Against Stigma
The Arizona Tragedy: One Year Later
Athletes and Mental Illness: Major League Baseball Steps Up to the Plate
When Stigma Struck Out: The Jimmy Piersall Story
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