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Mental illness is real.
It's common.
It's treatable.
And it's OK to talk about it.

One in five people will have a diagnosable mental illness this year. Yet few know how to talk about it.

NAMI Family to Family Class Starts Soon!

Do you have a family member with mental illness? Have you struggled to understand the diagnosis? Would you like to know how to take care of yourself while caring for your loved one? Join this 12 week class to find resources and support.

Insurance

National health insurance laws are slowly changing to ensure that treatment services for addiction and mental illness are covered under most insurance plans. Today, through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) individuals can find coverage even if they have a pre-existing condition and often at reduced rates.

Advocacy

Advocacy for mental illness and addiction takes many forms, from personal care-giving to moving political action. In all cases, the more we join with others the louder our voices can be. Find and join others who support your efforts to improve local and national resources that support recovery.

Why Suicide Rates Spike in the Spring

Counterintuitively, spring generally leads to an increase in suicides. Bonnie Swade of SASS-MOKAN describes this phenomenon and provides resources that may be helpful to someone struggling.

Suicide Prevention

If you feel you are in a crisis, whether or not you are thinking about killing yourself, please call the Lifeine at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Substance Use Resources

In a feature-length documentary produced by John Hoffman and Susan Froemke, HBO provides an in-depth examination of addiction. Explore nine separate film segments here, along with additional supplementary and complimentary segments that expand our understanding of addiction.