Links to websites are provided as potential resources. Reading doesn't replace personal interaction, first hand experiences or knowledge shared at NAMI meetings. Listing of a site on this link does not necessarily imply endorsement of the individual or organization operating the website or agreement with all content appearing on it. We invite you to come to our FDL meetings and share with us what you've learned from these sites!
For Those with a Diagnosis (Consumers):
General Mental Health:
Support for Children of Mentally Ill Parents:
NAMI National Daughters and Sons Website: "We have been called invisible, but we live in every town, in every neighborhood. We grew up in two-parent households, and single parent homes. We are children of divorce. We were raised by our grandparents or grew up in foster care. We have and will face a number of challenges. Many of us have had difficulties developing personal relationships. Some have faced economic hardship. All of us have experienced some degree of trauma. But, despite this, our bond with our parent(s) is very precious. It has helped us to identify who we are, and who we want to be. This is the case whether our parent(s) have been a part of our everyday lives, or whether we have never met them."
Support for Children and Teens:
- Parents, Let's Unite for Kids Our NAMI friends in Montana are members of this awesome group--great information about all types of disabilities & children.
- Georgia Learning Resources System GLRS is a network of 17 centers throughout Georgia that provide training and resources to educators and parents of students with disabilities.
Metro East GLRS Georgia Learning Resources System GLRS is a network of 17 centers that provides professional learning and resources to school districts, educators, students, and parents of students with disabilities. Our offices, located in the eastern part of metro Atlanta, Georgia, serve six public school systems, giving parents, teachers, school administrators, and system leaders access to a variety of resources to continuously improve and increase academic achievement for over 30,000 students with disabilities.
Family Advocates of Georgia Advocates for children and youth; located in Douglasville, GA.
Support for College Students: See above--many of the supports for teens may apply for college.
Medications in Development for Mental Illnesses:
Note: When using medicines as part of your treatment, make sure to stay up to date on warnings, alerts and recalls at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website.
Help with Medication Payments:
Bipolar and Depression:
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder:
Affecting 18% of the population, Anxiety Disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S. Worry and fear can be crippling.
Borderline Personality Disorder:
from National Institute of Mental Health
Dr. Marsha Linehan at the National Institute of Mental Health
“Research shows that more than 90 percent of suicide victims have a diagnosable mental illness and/or substance use disorder. People whose suicide act appears to be triggered by a particular event often have significant underlying mental health problems that may not be readily evident, even to family and friends.”
Veterans, Military Members and Their Families:
Dual Diagnosis & Help Dealing with Addictions:
According to reports published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA): 37% of alcohol abusers and 53% of drug abusers also have at least one serious mental illness.
Faith and Mental Health:
"Since we human beings are made up not only of body and mind, but also of spirit, the most efficacious treatment of any illness must consider all aspects of a person. A number of studies have shown that individuals who are active spiritually, who pray, who have others pray with or for them, who practice their spiritual or religious beliefs do lead healthier, happier lives." Coalition for Mental and Spiritual Health Ministries in Augusta, GA.
Area Housing and Homelessness:
Work Support and Facts:
Work improves recovery by promoting self-sufficiency, encouraging greater independence, and reducing isolation.
Mental Health Law and Legal Issues:
The following links are for general education. The Probate Judge & others working in the Probate Court cannot give advice; you are encouraged to hire an attorney.
Treatment used in addition to primary treatment which often helps improve functioning.