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NAMI Basics Education Program

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Mental Illness

Find information and resources on mental health issues and illnesses

Individuals with Mental Illness

A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning.

Mental illnesses can affect persons of any age, race, religion or income. Mental illnesses are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing.

 Mental illnesses are treatable. With the right treatment and adequate support, individuals can reduce their symptoms and succeed in their lives.

If you have a mental health condition, NAMI FC is here to help.

Family Members and Caregivers

Mental illness can take a toll not only on the person suffering, but also on their loved ones.

Family members and caregivers often feel helpless watching their loved ones go through something they can’t understand. They may not know how to best support their loved one, or where to turn for help. This can be an incredibly difficult and emotionally exhausting experience.

If you’re a family member or caregiver of an individual with mental illness, you are not alone.

If you’re a family member or caregiver of an individual with mental illness, you are not alone.

Teens & Young Adults

Mental health conditions typically begin during teenage years and young adulthood. 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14. Mental illness can exacerbate the confusion of young people from the overwhelming changes in their bodies and minds. It can lead to problems with school, work, and relationships. It can also lead to substance abuse and suicide.

Early intervention is important for preventing or reducing the severity of mental illness. If you or someone you know is suffering from a mental health condition, NAMI FC is here to help.

Veterans & Active Duty

Mental illness is a topic that is not often discussed in relation to veterans and active duty service members. This is due, in part, to the stigma that surrounds mental health. However, nearly 1 in 4 active duty members showed signs of a mental health condition, according to a 2014 study in JAMA Psychiatry. 

This number does not include veterans, who are also susceptible to mental health issues. Mental illness is often misunderstood and stigmatized, which can make it difficult for those who suffer from it to seek help.

It’s important to address this issue as mental illness can have a profound impact on those who serve. NAMI FC is here to help.

Identity & Cultural Dimensions

Identity and cultural dimensions are important factors to consider when discussing mental illness. Mental illness can be difficult to talk about, and even more difficult to understand. But by considering identity and cultural dimensions, we can start to have a more open and honest conversation about mental illness.

If you or someone you know is suffering from a mental health condition, NAMI FC is here to help.

Frontline Professionals

Frontline professionals, such as medical health practitioners, police officers, soldiers, and first responders, often bear the burden of workplace pressures. They often work long shifts protecting and caring for others and are constantly exposed to traumatic events that take a toll on mental wellness. As a result, they are at a greater risk for developing PTSD, depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions.

If you work in health care and public safety and feel overwhelmed, you are not alone. NAMI FC is here to help.