This is a presentation I did for the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) last spring. DISCLAIMER: This was not designed to be a stand alone presentation. Also, the presentation is much better in person, but I don't yet know how to upload the interactive version :( For more information about NAMI please visit http://www.nami.org/
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - NAMI Preso
Grassroots Mental HealthThe rganization
“To improve the lives of MH consumers”The Through…
Types of [mentalillness…]OBSESSIVECOMPULSIVEDISORDERS WHICH CAN
“Symptoms thatdisrupt a person’sthinking, feeling,mood, ability torelate to others,and dailyfunctioning”
64% of inmateshave mentalhealth problems._______________40% of peoplewith severe mentalillness have beenimprisoned atsome point intheir lives;_______________90% of thoseincarcerated witha mental illnesshave beenincarceratedmore than once.
A significant number ofthe homelesspopulation hasserious mentalillness… Mental & physical health problems are exacerbated by living on the streets and in shelters.
How [ NAMI can help…]
Family 2 Family Emphasizing Education knowledge & skills needed to cope with mental
NAMI Basics for parents and families of children with mental
Peer 2 Peer recovery for Education establishing & maintainin g wellness
For consumers andSupport familiesGroups To share… experiences coping strategies To offer… encouragement understanding
Community Workshops Education Speaker’s Nights Seminars
Multicultural Focused on… Outreach System reform & Supporting diverse families
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