Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the next step after getting a diagnosis?

First, it’s important to understand your diagnosis. Learning more about the mental health condition and treatment options helps you to better establish a treatment plan that works for you.   

Being well informed allows you make decisions about finding a mental health professional and which treatment settings may be most helpful in helping you achieve wellness.

Many people find it helpful to talk with others who can identify with your situation and provide support.  Your NAMI Affiliate offers free education programs and support groups that connect you with others  affected by mental health conditions themselves or in their family. These groups and courses provide information on mental health conditions, symptoms, recovery strategies and coping tips.

NAMI support communities are also available using technology 24/7. Online discussion groups offer engaged, supportive online communities and NAMI AIR, a mobile app, allows you to connect anywhere.

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