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Technology And Coping With Mental Illness

Technology has changed every aspect of our lives, from the way we work to the way we communicate. So it's no surprise when it becomes a major factor in the way that those with mental illness recover and cope with their condition. Today, millions of people are suffering from mental illness, and in some instances their illness will impact their families and friends as well as themselves.

NAMI California Endorses Proposition 47--The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act

NAMI California is pleased to announce our strong endorsement of Proposition 47, which will change sentencing for low-level nonviolent crimes such as simple drug possession and petty theft from felonies to misdemeanors and direct financial savings to K-12 schools, mental health treatment, and victim services.

Depression Is Still A Growing Problem

There's no question that over the last several years the public has begun to understand more about depression and what a challenge it can be for those dealing with it. However, the death of beloved actor Robin Williams helps to highlight just what the disease can do to a person.

Negative Reinforcement Isn't Always The Best Way To Deal With Challenging Behavior

Discipline has always been a major part of raising a child. Giving them zero guidance and ignoring all discipline can lead to a lot of negative things, and there's no question that it's important to spend time making sure that your children understand the difference between good behavior and bad. But, that doesn't mean that punishment is always the best option.

Mental Illness Is Still A Crime In Some Cases

In the early 1900s throughout much of that century, mental illness was a stigma and a condition that wasn't understood. In fact, in many instances around the world it was considered a crime. Even in cases where it wasn't considered to be a crime, it was still punished like one with confinement in prisons or in psych wards that would conduct barbaric 'treatments' on patients.