Circle of Care Guidebook

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NAMI has partnered with the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) to create the Circle of Care: A Guidebook for Mental Health Caregivers. This toolkit provides resources and information to help  friends, family and others who care for an adult with a mental health condition. The guidebook is made up of fact sheets to assist caregivers with finding help for the specific challenges that were identified by mental health caregivers from across the US who participated in the first national study on mental health caregiving, the On Pins and Needles study.

Circle of Care includes fact sheets that cover:

  • Finding the Right Provider
  • Communicating with Health Professionals
  • Getting an Accurate Diagnosis
  • Discharge Planning
  • Health Insurance
  • Community Services
  • Dealing with the Criminal Justice System
  • Planning for the Future
  • Confidentiality and Family Involvement
  • Taking Care of Yourself

NAC staff member Grace Whiting will be one of the experts joining us for the November NAMI Ask the Expert webinar as part of our recognition of National Caregivers’ month.