Tag Archives: NAMI

David Hilton, Part 1: Warrior, Leader, Mentor, Friend
Mental Health

David Hilton, Part 1: Warrior, Leader, Mentor, Friend

Anger alone is a self-defeating, unsustainable motive for a lifelong commitment to social change.This is how David Hilton (1953-2003) inspired me to change the system, and how I combined his inspiration with my own personal qualities to sustain a lifetime of activism.

Outfielder Jim Piersall’s Public Struggle with Mental Illness
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Outfielder Jim Piersall’s Public Struggle with Mental Illness

Jim Piersall, a successful center fielder (1950-67), struggled publicly with mental health problems as a player, was hospitalized twice, treated with lithium, then recovered aneopd became a baseball “lifer.”

By Corinna West: Permanent Solutions to My Temporary Problems
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By Corinna West: Permanent Solutions to My Temporary Problems

CorinnaWest calls her first experiences in the mental health system, her diagnosis, medications, and hopeless outlook for the future “permanent solutions to temporary problems.” Nobody talked to her about what was going on in her life, she says, or said a word about getting well..

Tips on Recovery Stories and Going Public
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Tips on Recovery Stories and Going Public

Writing or telling the story of how you overcame serious emotional difficulty is always good for you. Going public with your story is good for other people, but not necessarily for you. Here are tips on how to tell your story, and whether you should go public.

We’re Killing Britney Spears and Enjoying the Show
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We’re Killing Britney Spears and Enjoying the Show

Britney Spears was dying from two deadly diseases: substance abuse and mental illness. People watcher her self-destruction with ghoulish curiosity. In 2011, after three years’ absence from public view, she emerged to announce she would soon release a new CD