Where to Get Help for Your Mental Health

By Laura Greenstein | Jan. 06, 2016

Would you know what to do if you or a friend was experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition? If you don't, that’s OK. That's why we created this infographic. Knowing how to recognize the signs of a mental health condition and how to respond is critical to getting support and care. Addressing concerns early can lead to better outcomes, so get the help that your friend, family member or you need. 

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Roxanne
This article was posted by NAMI. The NAMI website is a good source of information. You can find out where local support groups are for NAMI. They are a wonderful, safe place to talk about anything that is going on. It is a comfort for family for those with a family member suffering from a mental health condition. It is also a very good place for the person with the condition to go and share. They soon find that they are not alone in their struggle. There are many places that have support groups. I attended one for quite some time and it was very helpful. So if you are looking for information of where you can seek treatment, or attend a support group I highly suggest checking out the NAMI website and I am sure they will direct you in the best possible way in your area.......
7/17/2016 11:34:33 PM

Miles
Thanks from <a href="http://www.cnn.com">cnn</a>
3/9/2016 11:14:56 AM

Dano
Seven weeks on a waiting list is long enough for all healthy interpersonal relationships to be destroyed. Our state needs the State Consumer Advocate Position which is already law. Why doesn't NAMI push for this existing law to be funded is dumb founding. An internal affairs system to ensure care is provided citizens. Why is NAMI silent?
2/2/2016 12:42:43 PM

Ellen
this site states the obvious: Addressing concerns early can lead to better outcomes, so get the help that your friend, family member or you need. Many of those needing help - because of the very nature of their condition are unable to go through what is necessary to even attempt finding what they need. I have been trying to help find the appropriate resources to help others for many years - appropriate meaning evidenced-based, carefully targeted programs and professionals.
The mental health organizations say "It is important that family members not demand behavioral changes without a treatment plan in place.".
I have none of the problems inhibiting the in-need patients and yet I have failed. One can not simply look up which professionals are providing specific programs. Every pointer leads simply to a list - an advertisement - a telephone book of names. There is no way to find out if any are what you are looking for. Attempts lead to a receptionist or an answering agency because the doctor is in with a patient. You can not interview any as you can't see them unless you are a patient. You have to have an illness to get an appointment and to have insurance pay for it. There is no insurance code for wanting to chat with someone and no professionals willing to be interviewed free regarding what programs they run and what success they have had - not to mention the time and frustration a needle-in-a-hay-stack approach would take to go on a quest of this sort. Everything I read and common sense says to make sure you match the condition to the appropriate program for that condition and match the patient and professional's personalities in order to succeed. If there is a way to do this what is the way?
1/17/2016 2:36:13 PM

Joshua
No where does this article mention insurance and discrimination issues. Insurance for the mentally ill is so horrid that even normal plans discriminate against people who have it. Also, government insurance like Medicare and Medicaid are different from state to state. If you're mentally ill in some places, you may be making too much on disability to be qualified for Medicaid. The fact is, you will be funneled into Medicare without all the Medigap plans that will protect the patient from out of control pricing for toxic drugs, therapy and medical services. Being mentally ill is a huge money sink and it doesn't stop there. If you're thinking of coming out as mentally ill, think about your future and plan for a long slog. Especially if you're thinking about your health care 20 years down the road. Vote for the politicians that wish to reform the healthcare system because it's tough out there for the mentally ill.
1/12/2016 8:58:51 AM

Madeline
This infographic is wonderful. I see a download button - are you allowing other mental health organizations to use this on our channels with proper attribution? Let me know, would love to share - thanks!
1/11/2016 9:08:35 AM

Eva Tew McInnis
I recently went through three year divorce. I received nothing out of the house because the lawyers told me I didn't need anything because of my mental incapitation. I bought every stick of furniture. I also asked for a week to read over the divorce decree before signing but was told the judge had to have it signed that day. I received very little and the conservator is in charge of that. I've been living with family for three years. The marital assets were well over a million. I've received nothing. The mediation was August 6. They finally decided to settle because me husband has stage 4 cancer. I left him for extreme domestic abuse. I called yesterday to see why I haven't received any assets and to get a copy of the divorce decree. The receptionist haughty told me a copy had been sent and I probably lost it. I told her I would come by and pick up a copy. She called me back and said the judge Rosemary Chambers hadn't signed off on it and technically still married. Meanwhile, my husband has dropped me off all insurance policies. My attorney is Jerry Pilgram who I have met only once over the three years. I supper from DID, PTSD, and PST. None of these conditions kept me from graduating college with honors and raising my daughter as a single mom. My daughter graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta with honors. The attorneys decided I was incompetent during a drilling deposition in which I completely fell apart. I'm being treated unfairly during this and am being left virtually homeless. Any advice or help? I'm begging.
1/9/2016 4:34:54 AM

Kristi Bevans
My husband is post transplant and I feel he is having paranoia about current events.
1/7/2016 4:21:32 AM

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