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Published on June 17th, 2014 | by jtucker

NAMI Part 3: The Truth about Mental Illness

In my blog NAMI Part 2: Getting Rid of the Stigmas of Mental Illness, I was able to remove and debunk all the negative beliefs regarding people with mental illness. My goal is not only to encourage the young adults suffering from mental illness. The main reason for this blog is to encourage those who suffer from symptoms that may be due to an undiagnosed mental illness but because of the stigmas surrounding mental illness, are reluctant to seek help from a mental health professional. This blog contains information and resources that will make you feel confident about seeking the treatment you need.

TRUTHS
• “Serious mental illnesses include major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder. The good news about mental illness is that recovery is possible.”
• “Mental illnesses can affect persons of any age, race, religion, or income. Mental illnesses are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing. Mental illnesses are treatable. Most people diagnosed with a serious mental illness can experience relief from their symptoms by actively participating in an individual treatment plan.”
• In addition to medication treatment, psychosocial treatment such as cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, peer support groups and other community services can also be components of a treatment plan and that assist with recovery. The availability of transportation, diet, exercise, sleep, friends and meaningful paid or volunteer activities contribute to overall health and wellness, including mental illness recovery.”
All these are facts directly quoted from the National Alliance on Mental Illness. For more information, visit their website at http://www.nami.org/

 

 

RESOURCES
San Joaquin Behavioral Health 1212 N California Street Stockton, CA 209.468.9370

San Joaquin County Mental Health 1414 California Street, Stockton, CA 209.468.9370

Lafamilia Servicios Psico-Sociales 1149 N Eldorado Street, Stockton, CA 95202 209.468.2335

Crisis Intervention Services 1212 N California Street Stockton, CA 95942 209.468.8686

Grant House 1117
South Grant Street, Stockton, CA 95206 209.461.6500

Black Awareness Community Outreach Program – Multicultural Services 1149 N Eldorado Street, 2nd Floor, Stockton, CA 95202 209.468.2337

Activity Center for Developmentally Disabled Adults Stockton, CA 95205 209.468.2285

Psychiatric Health Facility 1212 N California Street, Stockton, CA 95242 209.468.8660

 


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