Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Basics

This helpful resource from The Mental Health Association in Forsyth County shares 10 practical and helpful facts about mental health care to help you make informed decisions or just learn more about what the process can look like.

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the United States’ largest grassroots mental health organization.  They are dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. The alliance includes more than 700 NAMI State Organizations and Affiliates who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education to those in need. The following buttons will bring you to NAMI’s website where a plethora of regularly updated resources about mental health live.

On the “Mental Health By the Numbers” page, you can find information and statistics about the following:

  • Mental Health data for America
  • Mental Health Facts about Children and Teens
  • Mental Health in different Cultures
  • “You Are Not Alone” fact sheet
  • Why Mental Health Care Matters
  • The Ripple Effect (aka how one individual’s mental health issues can impact society)
  • 2020 by Numbers (Adults- most recent)
  • 2020 by the Numbers (Youth and Young Adults- most recent)
  • Criminal Justice and Mental Health
  • It’s Okay to Talk About Suicide

On the “About Mental Illness and Health” page, you can find information and statistics about the following:

  • Warning signs and symptoms
  • Learn about different mental health conditions
  • Common concerns across different mental illnesses
  • Treatment options