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Los investigadores y los médicos han reconocido durante mucho tiempo los efectos del trauma intergeneracional: trauma que se transmite de aquellos que experimentan directamente un incidente a las generaciones posteriores. El trauma intergeneracional puede comenzar con un evento traumático que …

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New Yorkers facing mental health emergencies deserve help from mental health professionals, not police. To raise awareness of the new 988 hotline, please share this video with your family, friends, and your elected officials on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. #NotOneMore #HelpNotHandcuffs.

Joseph Tucker

I have been running since 1983 in high school. In the last 10 years my running has grown enormously from daily solitary workouts, to running clubs and competitive racing. The shift has been life enriching. The love of people, life, …

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Alex Swift

I am Alexandra (Alex) Swift, a 21-year-old, self-proclaimed gypsy from Darien, CT. I recently graduated from the University of Richmond, where I completed a double major in Mathematical Economics and Leadership Studies, and I am currently employed as a Sales …

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Yoana Setzer

I am a corporate attorney at Cooley LLP and I assist clients in private and public merger and acquisition transactions, across multiple industries. I received my JD from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School in 2019. I have a …

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Mike Schnaidt

Running keeps my mind on track. Mental health issues, of all shapes and sizes, have run through my family. Yes, I too, experience anxiety and depression. But, each morning, by quickly moving one foot in front of another, things change. …

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My name is Gab Roth. I’m 26 years old and from Colts Neck, New Jersey. I became a runner when I moved to Washington DC for college in 2014. Running quickly became my go to activity when I was seeking …

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Katie Rohr

I was born and raised in Spokane, Washington and moved to NYC in 2019. In addition to running, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, reading books of all kinds, and eating food (pretty much everything besides broccoli). I’m …

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Monika Pradhan

I am a technology professional working at Google in NYC. I have family and friends who have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. With this first hand experience, I am passionate about providing access to care …

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Carla Murray

My first marathon was the Philadelphia Marathon in 2018. This will be my second marathon, and first NYC Marathon. I have been a staff member at NAMI-NYC for about a year now. As the Support Groups Coordinator, I’ve had the …

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I live in Slidell, LA (a suburb of New Orleans) with my beautiful wife Ashlie, our dog Molly, and Ellie, the kitten we recently brought in from the street. I am an 11-year Air Force veteran and Tulane University graduate. …

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My name is Joyu Lee (she/her), and I am the owner of Music and Your Mind, LLC, and a founding member of Vida Strings. I am a Senior Therapist at UNC Health in Chapel Hill, NC, and primarily work with …

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Kate Laughton

I became involved with NAMI-NYC while in college at Santa Clara University, organizing panels to educate students on the different types of mental health disorders and how to seek help for yourself or someone else. Having a father who had …

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Michael Jacob

Mental health is something that is extremely important to me. Sexual abuse, incarceration, and homelessness are issues that run deep within the roots of my family, and growing up with all of this trauma led to me really prioritizing the …

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Casey Herrmann

My name is Casey Herrmann and I currently live–and run–in Washington, D.C. Whether it was high school cross country meets or leisurely runs around my college campus to completing my first marathon this year, running has always played an important …

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Andra Graham

My name is Andra Graham and I’m first-generation American from a Latvian family. I currently live in southern California with my husband David and two pugs. I’m an Art Center College of Design graduate and have been a professional visual …

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Miriam Davidson

I am an attorney focused on special needs planning, guardianship for adults with disabilities, and trusts and estates. I was introduced to NAMI-NYC after my son’s second psychiatric hospitalization. I attended the Family-to-Family program and my life was forever changed. …

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Kara Cuzzone

My name is Kara and I am a NYC-based writer, artist, and dog mom. I have personally dealt with anxiety and depression, and am passionate about ending the stigma around mental illness as well as advocating for better access to …

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Kevin Cheng

I am a technology sales professional currently working at Google Cloud and have resided in NYC for 11 years. During my 11 years here, I have experienced a lot of different people within NYC, including those living with mental illness. …

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Rachel Breindel

My name is Rachel Breindel and I am a Vice President at J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank, providing wealth management solutions and advice to individuals and families across their investment, lending, estate planning and banking needs. I primarily work with senior …

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Leo Blavin

I live in Atlanta, GA and am looking forward to completing my first ever marathon this fall. I am running to honor my sister and to continue to raise awareness around mental health.

Amy Blavin

My name is Amy and I am a 53 year old mother of 4. I’m an avid runner and exercise enthusiast. I also have a serious meditation practice. I find exercise and meditation to be the foundation of wellbeing. Nothing …

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Daniel Black

It bothers me when mental and physical health are spoken about so differently. I believe the most powerful muscle in your body deserves the most amount of fitness, conditioning and care! I have watched people manage their mental health around …

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Únase a nosotros para escuchar a los panelistas compartir sus experiencias de pérdida por suicidio. Es devastador perder a un ser querido por suicidio. Además de esto, muchos sobrevivientes sienten que no pueden discutir o ser abiertos sobre sus experiencias. …

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Nueva York, NY, 16 de mayo, 2022 – La Alianza Nacional de Enfermedades Mentales de la ciudad de Nueva York (NAMI-NYC), una organización dirigida por compañeres que ayuda a familias e individues afectados por enfermedades mentales, ahora ofrece servicios adicionales …

La Línea de Ayuda de NAMI-NYC ofrecerá apoyo adicional en español para la comunidad latina afectada por enfermedades mentales Read more »

Los eventos traumáticos pueden sustentar muchos tipos de problemas de salud mental. El proceso de explorar, nombrar y encontrar la curación del trauma es un componente crucial del tratamiento de salud mental para muchas personas. Nuevas investigaciónes sugieren que los …

La curación del trauma y los psicodélicos: Perspectivas clínicas y de investigación Read more »

Deutsche Bank Joins As Founding Partner First-of-its-kind, year-long mental health initiative, designed exclusively for Wall Street to reduce stigma surrounding mental health challenges for financial services employees and the industry at-large Collaborative is part of NAMI-NYC’s continued expansion of signature …

NAMI-NYC Launches “Wall Street Mental Health Collaborative” Read more »

¡Aprenda habilidades de un experto en mediación para ayudarle a defenderse! Comunicarse durante un conflicto puede ser difícil. Sin embargo, ¡la forma en que nos comunicamos es importante! Este taller demostrará habilidades que puede aplicar en situaciones cotidianas. A veces …

¡Dígalo! Habilidades de resolución de conflictos para la autodefensa Read more »

NYPD has routinely violated constitutional rights by killing, injuring, and forcing hospitalizations of people with mental disabilities December 29, 2021 A broad coalition of public interest groups and people with mental disabilities filed a class action lawsuit today against the …

Coalition Sues Mayor de Blasio for Failing to Provide a Safe, Non-Police Response to New Yorkers Experiencing Mental Health Crises Read more »

Las películas y la televisión forman nuestras percepciones y nuestras expectativas – de nosotros mismos y de los demás. Vernos a nosotros mismos reflejados en la pantalla puede ser una validación poderosa; pero cuando nuestras experiencias son ridiculizadas, distorsionadas o …

Representaciones de la manía y la depresión: un diálogo comunitario Read more »