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Fact Sheets

Mental Illness

  • Mental Illness can affect persons of any age, race, religion or socioeconomic status.
  • One in four American adults experiences an episode of mental illness per year.
  • Individuals, both diagnosed and undiagnosed, with mental illness are those around us – our neighbors, our friends, family and co-workers.
  • Four million children and adolescents in this country suffer from a serious mental disorder that causes significant functional impairments at home, at school and with peers.
  • Mental health disorders account for more disability that any other illness, including cancer and heart disease reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

NAMI’s fact sheets offer clear, concise information on mental health topics. A few ways to use them include sharing them with a loved one, bringing them to an appointment or handing them out at health fairs. Download the PDFs below.

Mental Health Conditions

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Anxiety Disorders
Bipolar Disorder
BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder)
Depression
Dissociative Disorders
Eating Disorders
OCD (Obsessive-compulsive Disorder)
PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder)
Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophrenia

Related Conditions

Anosognosia
Dual Diagnosis
Major Depressive Disorder with a Seasonal Pattern
Psychosis
Risk of Suicide
Self-harm
Sleep Disorders

Treatment & Services

Crisis Services
Complementary Health Approaches
ECT and Other Brain Stimulation Therapies
Medications Overview
Movement Disorders Checklist
Mental Health Professionals
Psychosocial Treatments
Psychotherapy
Treatment Settings

More Resources

Fact sheets from the AKA-NAMI partnership (focus on African Americans)
Finding a Culturally Competent Provider

What is Early and First-Episode Psychosis?
Early Psychosis: What’s Going On and What Can You Do?
Encouraging People to Seek Help for Early Psychosis
Early Intervention: Tips for School Staff and Coaches

En Español

La Salud Mental Nos Afecta a Todos
La Salud Mental
La Competencia Cultural
Como Ayudar a Un Ser Querido
Como Puedes Ayudarte
Plan en Caso de Crisis
Mitos y Verdades Sobre el Suicidio
y Preguntas que le Puedes Hacer a tu ser Querido

Trastornos de Ansiedad
Trastorno Bipolar
Trastorno Límite de la Personalidad
Diagnostico Dual
Depresión
Trastorno Por Estrés Postraumático
Trastorno Obsesivo Compulsivo
Psicosis
Esquizofrenia
El Riesgo De Suicidio

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