National Alliance on Mental Illness
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African American Families and Mental Health: What You Need to Know
NAMI Releases Family Guide to Mental Health
March 14, 2007
The 15-page booklet outlines symptoms and treatment options for each illness, along with NAMI education and
NAMI’s signature programs include its Family-to-Family Education program, which offers a free 12-week course to family caregivers for individuals living with a mental illness, as well as Peer-to-Peer education for people moving toward recovery.
NAMI seeks to educate in personal terms. The booklet offers testimony from three families about their experiences with mental illness.
LaToya’s husband, who has bipolar disorder, no longer seems like the man she married 10 years before. "There were times when I just didn’t know who he was. He would get angry over nothing and everything would get on his nerves."
Single copies of the booklet can be requested at 1-800-950-6264 (NAMI). It also can be downloaded, or multiple copies ordered at a bulk rate of 50 copies for $27.00, at www.nami.org/mac/familyguide.
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