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Websites of Interest

Nami National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
http://www.nami.org
NAMI is a self-help, support, and advocacy organization for families and friends of people with severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic and other anxiety disorders, autism and pervasive developmental disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and other severe and persistent mental illnesses the affect the brain.

Includes links for detailed information about specific illnesses, advocacy opportunities, and policy updates.

Early Psychosis Programs in the US and Worldwide
https://med.stanford.edu/content/dam/sm/peppnet/documents/PEPPNET_directory.html
http://www.schizophrenia.com/earlypsychosis.htm
If the UC Davis Early Psychosis programs are not located near you or your family, these websites include information on clinics that specialize in the early diagnosis and treatment of psychosis in the US and abroad, as well as information on where to find psychiatric care if you are concerned about yourself or a loved one.

Psychological and Mental Disorder Recovery
http://www.recovery.org/topics/psychological-and-mental-disorders/
Recovery.org offers resources to help resolve many different disorders.

Mental Health Information on Various Disorders in Spanish

Schizophrenia
Esquizofrenia - Mental Health America

Bipolar
Trastorno Bipolar - NIMH
Trastorno Bipolar - Mental Health America

Depression
Depresion - NIMH
Lista de vericacion de las senales de la depresion - Mental Health America
Que es la depresion? - Mental Health America

PTSD
Trastorno de Estres Postraumatico - NIMH

Books of Interest

Broken Brain The Broken Brain: The Biological Revolution in Psychiatry
by Nancy Andreason

I Am Not Sick I am Not Sick, I Don't Need Help!
by Xavier Amador, Anna-Lica Johanson (Contributor)

Surviving Schizophrenia Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for families, Consumers, and Providers
by E. Fuller Torrey

The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness
A personal account of schizophrenia by Elyn R. Saks

Anguished Voices: Siblings and Adult Children of Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities.
Rex M. Dickens & Diane T. Marsh (Eds.).

Understanding Schizophrenia.
Richard Keefe & Philip D. Harvey

How to Cope with Mental Illness in Your Family: A self care guide for siblings, offspring, and parents.
Diane T. Marsh & Rex M. Dickens

Beyond the Label: A Guide to Unlocking a Child's Educational Potential
Karen L. Schiltz PhD, Amy M. Schonfeld PhD, Tara A. Niendam PhD

Coping with Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Consumers, and Providers
Kim Tornval Mueser

Getting Your Life Back Together When You Have Schizophrenia.
Roberta Temes

Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Consumers, and Providers
E. Fuller Torrey

When Someone You Love Has a Mental Illness: A Handbook for Families and Friends
Rebecca Woolis

Schizophrenia Revealed: From Neurons to Social Interactions
Michael Foster Green

When Someone You Love Has A Mental Illness, A Handbook for Family, Friends, and Caregivers
Rebecca Woolis, MFT

Diagnosis Schizophrenia, A Comprehensive Resource
Rachel Miller & Susan E. Mason

An Unquiet Mind ~ A Memoir of Moods and Madness
A personal account of Bipolar Disorder by Kay Redfield Jamison

Sacramento County Sacramento County Mental Health Services

How to Access Adult Mental Health Services

The Adult Mental Health Access Team is the entry point for mental health services for adults and older adults ages 18 years and older. The Adult Mental Health Access Team conducts over the phone screening, assessments, and linkage, and referral information.

Adult Mental Health Access Team
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (916) 875-1055
TTY/TDD: (916) 874-8070
Fax: (916) 875-1190
After Hours: (888) 881-4881

How to Access Children's Mental Health Services

The Children's Mental Health Access Team is the entry point for mental health services for children and youth ages 0 - 21 years. The Children's Mental Health Access Team conducts over the phone triage, assessments, and linkage/referral to county-operated or contracted mental health service providers.

Children's Mental Health Access Team
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (916) 875-9980
Toll Free: (888) 881-4881
TTY/TDD: (916) 876-8892
Fax: (916) 875-9970
After Hours: (888) 881-4881