Living with a Mental Illness
If you are living with mental illness, you are not alone. As many as 1 in every 25 adults is living with a serious mental health condition such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or long-term recurring major depression.
Being well informed about your illness, prognosis and rights, and having a plan in place (which may include medication), and a supportive treatment and recovery team, which may include your friends and family, can help you live the full, healthy life you hope for.
We have included in this section primarily non-clinical resources to help you at any stage of your recovery. The NAMI National website (www.NAMI.org) offers additional information on topics such as when and to whom you disclose your condition, romantic relationships, faith and spirituality, navigating finances and succeeding at work. Many blogs are also available on the NAMI National website and online for people making their best life despite having a mental illness diagnosis, with tips and strategies for self-help and self-monitoring. Check out Taking Charge of Your Mental Health as well as NAMI blogs.