if you or someone you know is struggling, you are not alone. There are many supports, services and treatment options that may help. A change in behavior or mood may be the early warning signs of a mental health condition and should never be ignored.
- Individuals with Mental Illness
- Family Members and Caregivers
- Teens & Young Adults
- Veterans & Active Duty
- Identity and Cultural Dimensions
- Frontline Professionals
Individuals with Mental Illness
Every year people overcome the challenges of mental illness to do the things they enjoy. Through developing and following a treatment plan and effective coping strategies, you can dramatically reduce many of your symptoms.
- Understanding Health Insurance
- Finding a Mental Health Professional
- Understanding Your Diagnosis
- What to Do In a Crisis
- Romantic Relationships
- Faith & Spirituality
- Disclosing to Others
- Finding Stable Housing
- Succeeding at Work
- Getting Help Paying for Medications
- Reentry After a Period of Incarceration
- Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits & Supplemental Security Income
Family Members and Caregivers
Family members and caregivers often play a large role in helping and supporting individuals with a mental illness. Whether you’re providing a lot of assistance or very little, the information here can help you better understand the issues that you might face.
- Learning to Help Your Child and Your Family
- Supporting Recovery
- Maintaining a Healthy Relationship
- Taking Care of Yourself
- Being Prepared for a Crisis
- Finding a Missing Loved One
- Calling 911 and Talking with Police
- Handling the Arrest of a Family Member
Teens & Young Adults
A mental health condition can make everyday parts of life feel more difficult. As a young adult, figuring out how to navigate through school, a job and relationships can become overwhelming and seem impossible to handle, but with the right support network and treatment you can be successful.
- How to Help a Friend
- Managing a Mental Health Condition in College
- Friendship and Mental Health
Veterans & Active Duty
As a military service member or veteran, there are specific questions that you may ask, concerning treatment resources, disclosure and staying healthy during the transition to civilian life.
Identity and Cultural Dimensions
A person’s beliefs, norms, values and language affect how we perceive and experience mental health conditions. Knowing about research, mental health perspectives and challenges specific to your community can help you get better treatment.
- Asian American and Pacific Islander
- Black/African American
- People with Disabilities
Frontline professionals face many challenges in their day-to-day work life. From the pressure of making sure people get the help and care they need to working long shifts — health care and public safety are stressful fields of work.
- Health Care Professionals
- Public Safety Professionals
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