You Are Not Alone
If you have a mental illness, you are not alone. One in five adult Americans will have a mental illness during their lifetime that is severe enough to require treatment. Many more have problems that prevent them from enjoying their lives. We are here to stand by you as you find help, hope, and recovery. Fortunately, effective treatments are now available for many mental illnesses. Unfortunately, most people do not seek help.
Mental Illness Is Not Your Fault
Many wrongly believe their symptoms are their own fault or are caused by personal weakness. They think if they try hard enough they can overcome their problems by themselves, & they suffer unnecessarily. An individual with a mental illness needs treatment and help in coping with everyday problems In contrast, individuals who do not have a mental illness can usually deal with ordinary problems by themselves. At times of particular stress, however, even mentally healthy persons will find professional assistance useful.
Annual Holiday Party
join us this season.
Come one, come all!
This is an open event.
Date: December 13, 2018, Thursday
Location: Fellowship Congregational Church
2900 S Harvard Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74114
NAMI Tulsa provides:
▫️Turkey, ham, tea, water, paper goods.
Guests are asked to bring a side dish or a dessert (recommended: serving size, approx. 6).
Every year NAMI Tulsa asks for donations for necessities for those who are inpatient at two local psychiatric hospitals during the holidays:
▫️Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health
Donations are collected on the night of our holiday party.
We look forward to celebrating the season with you!
NAMI Tulsa - Bulletins
Esperanza Hope To Cope: Your Life-Changing Guide to Temper the Anxiety of Change with Routine and Simplicity
11/13/18 11:40 am
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Esperanza Hope To Cope: Why TurtlingTaking Time to Relax and RechargeIs Really Worth Trying to Ease Depression
11/13/18 11:40 am
by Susan ReinhardtConsider “turtling”—like a tortoise that pulls inside for protection—as a method for righting ourselves by a self-induced time-out from pressures and worriesBy Susan Reinhardt Growing up southern, mama had quite a few sayings when it came to describing issues affecting mental health and wellbeing.One such phrase has stuck with me since I was young enough to slip teeth under the pillow and dream of fairies. I was eavesdropping on a conversation between my mother and [...]
Esperanza Hope To Cope: Fall 2018
11/13/18 11:40 am
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11/13/18 9:52 am
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We are the National Alliance On Mental Illness
We are the parents, brothers and sisters, children, spouses, and friends of people with serious mental illness; as well as those persons themselves. We share one another's pain and we share one another's hope. We are working to build a better tomorrow for our loved ones and for ourselves. Read more...
What Can I Do?
Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger. Raising awareness on your own, as part of a small group or part of your community can make a difference.
Taking action and raising awareness of mental health conditions can break down obstacles and improve the chance of recovery. Learn how you can make a difference in your community and for millions of Americans across the U.S.
Take the stigma-free Pledge
Mental health matters to everyone. Individuals, companies, organizations and others can all take the pledge to learn more about mental illness, to see a person for who they are and take action on mental health issues. Take the pledge and raise awareness.
Learn about mental health—educate myself and others
See the person not the illness—strive to listen, understand, tell my own story
Take action—spread the word, raise awareness, make a difference
Members help each other cope, and get through hard times. They share information and experiences with local services and professionals. A warm circle of friends offers support and hope.
NAMI Tulsa conducts many educational services at no charge to the public. We learn about long term mental illnesses such as schizophrenia & major & manic depression are biochemically caused brain diseases. They aren't caused by poor home environment. They aren't the result of character flaws. Scientific research has demonstrated these truths. Public education lacks sadly behind. We are changing that, with TV, radio and the press....
We promote and assist many mental health research initiatives. Major depressive disorders are disrupting the lives of more than 10 million Americans. More than 100,000 new cases of schizophrenia are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Most of these occur ....