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from NAMI.org
10 Tips for Managing Mental Health in the Workplace Work can play a vital role in recovery—it gives the day purpose. Here are some ideas on how to make the most of every day.
Exploring The World of Human Emotions
Celebrating Recovery through Work
Understanding What HIPAA Means for Mental Illness
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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

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 

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

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.

 

Recommended Web Resources

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

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, posttraumatic 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

"Caregiver Self-Care", "Anxiety" and other resources available at http://www.slideshare.net/NAMIPAMainLine.   

 

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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)

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