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Lackawanna, Susquehanna and Wayne Counties' Voice on Mental Illness

Mental Health

... It's OK to talk About it!

The more we speak openly about mental illness, the more it encourages others to find the courage and their voice to tell their own stories.

Sharing your personal experience helps to build greater understanding, reduce stigma and let others know they are not alone. Your words have the power to inspire others to envision the HOPE & RECOVERY that is possible for individuals living with a mental health diagnosis. Talking about it helps us to Stamp Out Stigma and it’s one of the first steps of grassroots advocacy!

NAMI also offers safe forums to participate in.

In addition to NAMI, there are many other opportunities to

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While all of the above are meant to be opportunities for individuals To Talk About Mental Health, to enhance their own recovery and support others on their journey - they are NOT meant to replace treatment, they are not crisis lines or hotlines, and they are not ‘open’ 24/7.

If you or someone you know needs immediate help, please contact your local emergency services or the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The hotline is open 24/7.

If you have questions about mental health, please contact the NAMI HelpLine at 1-800-950-NAMI.