Read the stories of the children experiencing homelessness who come to Covenant House, often suffering from mental health issues such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and suicide attempts.

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A person’s beliefs, norms, values and language affect how we perceive and experience mental health conditions. Cultural differences can influence whether or not we seek help, what type of help we seek, what coping styles and supports we have and what treatments might work for us. Provided by National Alliance On Mental Illness.

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Mild to moderate stress reactions in the emergency and early post-impact phases of disaster are highly prevalent because survivors (and their families, community members, and rescue workers) accurately recognize the grave danger in disaster. Reactions can be both positive and negative, including increased resilience and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Across the country, thousands of trained NAMI volunteers bring peer-led programs to a wide variety of community settings, from churches to schools to NAMI Affiliates. With the unique understanding of people with lived experience, these programs and support groups provide outstanding free education, skills training and support.

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Some people with mental health conditions experience relief and hope when they get a diagnosis. Others may feel like a diagnosis is “just words.” Provided by National Alliance On Mental Illness.

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