Guides

NAMI publishes resource guides to support individuals, family and friends affected by mental illness to help navigate new or challenging experiences.

Navigating a Mental Health Crisis (2018)
Like any other health crisis, it’s important to address a mental health emergency quickly and effectively. With mental health conditions, crises can be difficult to predict because, often, there are no warning signs. This guide outlines what can contribute to a crisis, warning signs that a crisis is emerging, strategies to help de-escalate a crisis, available resources and so much more.

Starting the Conversation: College and Your Mental Health (2016)
To help put a thoughtful plan into place should a mental health condition arise, NAMI and The Jed Foundation have created this guide to help start the conversation. It offers both parents and students the opportunity to learn more about mental health, including what the privacy laws are and how mental health information can be shared.