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On this page you will find summaries of helpful talks and articles, as well as links to websites that we have found useful. This section includes General Advice, information on Specific Diagnoses and Conditions, and additional Recommended Web Resources.

General Advice

Ambiguous Loss (PowerPoint; YouTube PowerPoint + audio, Part 1 and Part 2)
Caregiver Selfcare (PowerPoint)
Caring for the Whole Person: a Psychiatrist’s Perspective 
Choosing the Right Mental Health Professional 
Communicating with a Loved One Who Has a Mental Illness 
Coping With Family Conflicts – Some Suggestions 
Frequently Asked Questions about Mental Health Services (PowerPoint or complete document)
Helping Individuals with Mental Illness to Avoid or Deal with the Criminal Justice System (PowerPoint or complete document)
How to Get Services for Someone with Mental Illness (PowerPoint or complete document)
Mental Illness and Violence (PowerPoint PDF or PowerPoint with references and comments)
Pathways to Increasing Independence for Adults with Mental Illness 
Planning for the Future of a Loved One with Mental Illness 
Problem Solving as a Wellness Tool 
Social Security Disability 
Steps to Better Physical Health Strategies for Helping Mentally Ill Loved Ones 
What We Need to Know & Do – A Faith-Based African-American Perspective 

Click the following links for additional information from NAMI National concerning treatment and recovery 

Specific Diagnoses and Conditions

ADD in Adults (PowerPoint)
ADHD in Children (PowerPoint or YouTube PowerPoint + audio)
Anxiety: Diagnoses, Treatments, and Suggestions for Dealing with Anxiety 
Bipolar Disorder 
Borderline Personality Disorder and Treatment with Cognitive Therapy 
Cognitive Therapy for the Treatment of Psychosis/Schizophrenia 
Depression Spectrum 
Dual Diagnosis 
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 

For additional information about specific diagnoses, go to NAMI National’s Mental Illnesses page.
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Recommended Web Resources

Advice on coping with a crisis and preparing for an emergency available at: http://www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org/ (click on Get Help)

"ADD/ADHD", "Caregiver", "Anxiety" and other resources are available at http://www.slideshare.net/NAMIPAMainLine.

Very useful guides to understanding and helping someone cope with major mental illnesses, addiction, trauma and abuse, grief and loss, or dementia, as well as advice on stress management and sleep, are available at: http://helpguide.org/ 

Information on many types of behavioral problems and mental illness in children and adolescents, with advice on treatment and coping (including translations into multiple languages) available at: http://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Facts_for_Families/Home.aspx?hkey=c2dc89fb-aac1-4308-9297-eedfe7755b92 

If you are wondering whether it would be advisable to seek professional help, it may be useful to use the screening for depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders and alcohol abuse available at: http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/hyhocommunity 

An informative summary of a family education program with helpful information and advice for people who care about someone living with mental illness is available at: http://www.ouhsc.edu/safeprogram/ (Click on the specific lessons to get to the very helpful handouts.)

"Helping Someone Who Is Depressed" is available at: http://www.familyaware.org/helping-someone-who-is-depressed.html 

"Caregiver's Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors", with helpful advice is available at: http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=391 


Related Files

Bipolar Disorder (PDF File)
Borderline Personality Disorder and Treatment with Cognitive Therapy (PDF File)
Caring for the Whole Person (PDF File)
Choosing the Right Mental Health Professional (PDF File)
Cognitive Therapy for the Treatment of Psychosis/Schizophrenia (PDF File)
Coping with Family Conflicts (PDF File)
Helping Individuals with the Criminal Justice System (PDF File)
Depression Spectrum (PDF File)
Dual Diagnosis (PDF File)
Frequently Asked Questions (PDF File)
How to Get Services (PDF File)
Communicating with a Loved One Who Has a Mental Illness (PDF File)
Mental Illness and Violence (PDF File)
Pathways to Increasing Independence (PDF File)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PDF File)
Problem Solving as a Wellness Tool (PDF File)
Social Security Disability Income (PDF File)
Planning for the Future of a Loved One with Mental Illness (PDF File)
Steps to Better Physical Health (PDF File)
Strategies for Helping Mentally Ill Loved Ones (PDF File)
What We Need to Know and Do: A Faith-Based African-American Perspective (PDF File)
Mental Illness and Violence Power Point with References and Notes (PDF File)
Mental Illness and Violence Power Point Slides (PDF File)

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