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IllustrationSharing information and support is the heart of NAMI's mission. This is the place to access the information that matters most to you, such as targeted news, personal stories and features and other resources. You are also invited to join a conversation in our Discussion Groups, where you may ask questions and find support with others who know where you're coming from. This community below will grow and change over time, based on your feedback and use. If you would like to make recommendation, or suggest a new community, please contact us.

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It Is What It Is
4/10/2012
My son was 8 years old the first time a doctor told me he had a psychotic illness ... I knew the meaning of the word psychotic, but I could not imagine it describing my son.


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Discussion Groups

Mental Illness in My Family
Find support, share knowledge, ask questions and meet people who've been there.

Missing Persons
Share information and support for locating or reaching out to loved ones who are missing.

My Parent is a Consumer
Find support, share knowledge, ask questions and meet people who've been there.

Parents and Caregivers of Child/Teen Consumers
For parents and caregivers who have a child with a mental illness and want to share their stories, ask questions, and find support from others.

Siblings of Consumers
Find support, share knowledge, ask questions and meet people who've been there.

Spouses of Consumers
Find support, share knowledge, ask questions and meet people who've been there.


Recent Discussions
SSDI?
husband recently died from mental illness, our son has the same illness
When therapy is a checkbox... is couples therapy the answer?

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Treatment & Recovery Info

NAMI Research Reports: Schizophrenia PORT Study


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Education and Support Programs

Education and Support Programs


Knowledge Base

NIMH Grant to Study NAMI's Family to Family Program
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have received a $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Mental Health to study the benefits of participating in a peer-directed family-to-family education program to enable people to effectively handle the mental illness of a relative or loved one.


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Sharing Knowledge

Mental Health Professionals: Who They Are and How to Find One
Learn about various mental health professionals and how to find them.


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Book Reviews

The Antidepressant Sourcebook: A User's Guide for Patients and Families


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Related Links
Clinical Trial Listings
Resources on the World Wide Web (Chapter 8 of NAMI's IRB Training Guide)


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