Category Archives: NAMI Beaver County Articles

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ROBERT MORRIS PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTIONER STUDENTS David Williams, DNP, FNP-C Daniel Dulaney, RN, BSN Exercise Exercise has been identified as an important way to stay healthy.  When we exercise we lower our risk for heart attacks, strokes or brain attacks, and diabetes as well as lower our blood pressure and our cholesterol.  Not only does… Read More »

NAMI January 2016 Support Meeting

Coffee Talk January 2016

Smoking Cessation

Smoking Cessation How to manage withdrawal Tips, tricks, medications, cell phone apps to help you quit smoking Bryan Byers, BSN, RN and Brad Burns, BSN, RN Smoking addiction is a two-fold problem.  Smoking is ritualistic: you open the pack and light up the cigarette.   You socialize with your fellow smokers and you keep your hands… Read More »

Coffee Talk December 11, 2015 at 10 a.m.

  Coffee Talk…..a time to get together and get to know one another….   December 11, 2015, at 10 a.m., at the NAMI Office at 1229 3rd St., Beaver      


    PREMIER DESIGNS WILL BE HOSTING A JEWELRY PARTY TO BENEFIT NAMI BEAVER COUNTY   DATE:  November 24, 2015 TIME:   12-1 PM PLACE:  Panera Bread                100 Wagner Road, Monaca, PA  15061     NAMI Beaver County will receive 25% for any party booking and 30% proceeds of sales. Come out and support NAMI and… Read More »


Stigma of Mental Illness in the Workplace   Danielle Dipre, DNP student Dr. Janene Luther Szpak, DNP, PMHNP-BC Robert Morris University     Work is almost never easy. But for those that live with a diagnosis of mental illness, work can sometimes range from difficult to nearly impossible, depending on the nature of their job… Read More »


Nancy Fickert DNP, CRNP, FNP- BC Janene Luther Szpak, DNP, PMHNP-BC Sleep Hygiene We spend about one third of our lives sleeping.  Many people believe this is wasted time.  However, the quality and quantity of sleep impacts the remaining two thirds of how we function while awake. About one fourth of the population is occasionally… Read More »

Medication Adherence in Mental Health

Medication Adherence in Mental Health:  Working Together to Help Patients Take their Medication as Prescribed   Julie M. Palmer  DNP Student Dr. Janene Luther Szpak, DNP, PMHNP-BC Robert Morris University   The United States Surgeon General reports that seventy-five percent of Americans have trouble taking their medications as prescribed.  Taking medications as prescribed by your… Read More »

What Is Bipolar Disorder

What is Bipolar Disorder? by Teresa Scibilia             Also known as manic-depressive illness, Bipolar Disorder is a brain disorder that causes shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. Bipolar disorder symptoms can result in damaged relationships, poor performance in school or work, and even self-harm. However, with treatment… Read More »