National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Information and Support
3803 N. Fairfax Drive, Ste 100, Arlington, VA, 22203
Distance: 20 Miles
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Shares easy-to-understand information about mental illnesses, mental health care, diagnosis, treatment and recovery, including:
* Mental health conditions and related disorders
* Support for adults, caregivers, young adults, veterans, law enforcement and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community
* Online discussion groups
* How to become an advocate for people with mental illness
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LH-2700.1700Disease/Disability Information Definition
Programs that provide information about the causes and origins, preventive measures, symptoms, screening/diagnostic procedures, and/or methods of treatment or management including the latest research for specific illnesses or disabling conditions.
RR-5150.2500General Mental Health Information/Education Definition
Programs that improve the public's understanding of mental health and mental illness and help people make choices which promote personal mental health, take advantage of opportunities for early detection, develop an awareness of available treatment options and support their ability to deal with mental health problems when they arise. General mental health information/education programs provide information about a wide variety of mental health related diagnoses rather than specializing in a particular area; and may develop and disseminate materials whose objective is to dispel misconceptions about the nature of mental illness, marshal support for people who have a psychiatric disability or behavioral issue and help to remove the stigma that is often associated with mental illness.
TJ-3000.8000Specialized Information and Referral Definition
Programs that maintain information about community resources that are appropriate for a specific target group or human services sector (for example, youth programs or addiction services) and which link individuals who are in need of specialized services with appropriate resources and/or which provide information about community agencies and organizations that offer specialized services.
TJ-3200.5000Medical Information Services Definition
Programs that provide information about specific health and health-related topics including diseases and conditions, birth control, alcohol and drug abuse, mental health, safety and other similar topics that interested individuals can access on a website or in person, or by telephone, email, chat, text or other communication channel. Information may be in a self-serve, browsable format (for example a web resource directory or library of audio recordings) or provided by live agents with expertise in the field.
TJ-4500.3000Information Clearinghouses Definition
Programs that collect, classify and distribute information about specific topics or problems which requires wide dissemination. Included are specialized information centers and organizations that provide reference assistance for the public regarding a wide variety of general and technical areas. The centers generally offer copies or reprints or allow people to come to the facility to do research but usually do not provide telephone information or refer people to specific resources.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
YF-5000Mental Illness/Emotional Disabilities Definition
An alteration in thinking, mood or behavior or some combination of those that either creates distress or interferes with people's relationships or their ability function.
YJ-5500Families/Friends of Mentally Ill Definition
The parents, children, spouses, partners, friends or other relatives or significant others of people who have clinically significant behavioral or psychological problems, whose own patterns of personal, social and familial coping have been significantly affected by ongoing interaction with and concern about the mentally ill individual.