A Personal Story

I believe that just as someone with diabetes might need to take a pill or get medical attention, the same goes for someone with a mental health condition. A person with a mental health condition is not their diagnosis or a label, but a person just like anyone else. Continue reading A Personal Story

A Personal Story

View Post By Lisa Hi, my name is Lisa. I’m 35 years old, and I currently live with the mental health conditions of clinical depression, anxiety, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (also known as ADHD). I was the youngest of eight siblings from a blended family, and the only child of my mother and father together. IContinue reading A Personal Story

The Shame of Recovery

DECEMBER 2018 BY CHRISTI BURKETT It was 6:30 a.m. on the last day of summer. I woke up and couldn’t fall back asleep, so I made some coffee. I’ve gotten into the habit of a brief meditation before drinking my coffee. After meditating, I held my hot mug of coffee between both hands, porch doorContinue reading The Shame of Recovery

Cloud Community

OCTOBER 2018 BY CHRISTI BURKETT The first question asked when a new person arrived was, “What brings you here?” To an outsider that might seem strange and invasive. After all this was a mental hospital; typically talking about one’s mental health is taboo. Some were guarded and did not wish to talk about what experiencesContinue reading Cloud Community

Interview With Dylan Farr

July 2018 Editor’s note: Dylan wanted his story to appear in the NAMI newsletter in the form of an interview. Following are excerpts of the interview conducted at the NEW Center on June 6. —Lois Maharg LM: Please introduce yourself. DF: I’m Dylan. I was born on Friday the 13th. It explains a lot aboutContinue reading Interview With Dylan Farr