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NAMI Feels is a place to find support and share personal stories about living with or supporting someone with mental illness. We share resources, updates, and information to raise awareness of mental illness and help shatter stigma.

Practicing Mindfulness

Submitted by: Danielle Smart “If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down” Buddha Mindfulness and meditation are terms that are often brought up when discussing self-care, but for many people can seem very intimidating to actually practice. Research...

Finding Balance

For most of us, everyday life finds includes juggling multiple responsibilities, from work to home to our communities, which can make us feel like we are always on the go from one task to another. Nine months into a global pandemic, now more than ever, many people are...

We Won’t Let Suicide Win

Written by: Alan Johnson It was after 3 a.m. when Donna Heck got the call she had been dreading for years, but somehow expecting. Good news rarely comes in the middle of the night. “This is it,” she said solemnly to her husband, Jeff. Something bad had happened to...

Creating Art

Submitted by: Danielle Smart “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls” Pablo Picasso Art can take many forms: paint on canvas, woodworking, needlepoint, sculpture, or drawing, just to name a few. Humans have been creating artwork for...

Dealing with Holiday Stress

Submitted by: Danielle Smart For many people, the most wonderful time of the year is also the most stressful time of year, and in 2020, with COVID-19 restrictions still impacting all of us in so many ways, the holidays are going to be more stressful than ever. In the...

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