Working to improve the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families
NAMI Minnesota ADVOCATE Newsletters are available here.
NAMI Minnesota DVDs are available here.
NAMI Minnesota Fact Sheets are available here.
• Children's Psychiatric Hospitalization (Just Updated!) What you need to know when a child is hospitalized. (Published June 2013) Download, here.
• Hope For Recovery (Just Updated!) A resource booklet for navigating the mental health system in Minnesota. (Published April 2013) Download, here.
• Advocating for People with Mental Illnesses in the Minnesota Criminal Justice System For anyone trying to advocate for a person with mental illness who has been arrested, is in jail, or is returning to the community after incarceration. (Published Dec. 2012) Download here.
• Adult Psychiatric Hospitalization - What you need to know when a loved one is hospitalized. (Published July 2012) Download, here.
• Understanding Data Practices Laws (July 2012), here.
• Advocating for a Child with a Mental Illness in the Minnesota Juvenile Justice System (Dec. 2011). Answers questions such as: What if my child is sent to a juvenile detention center? What does my child’s attorney need to know? What can I expect in court? How can I help my child prepare to leave a correctional or treatment facility? How should I handle a mental health crisis? What do I need to know about calling law enforcement? For a copy, call NAMI at 651-645-2948 or download here.
Mental Health Crisis Planning for Families: Learn to recognize, manage, prevent and plan for your child's mental health crisis. See
booklet for children (published Feb. 2010). Crisis Planning
booklet for adults (published Aug. 2010).
• Understanding the Minnesota Civil Commitment Process: Booklet on dealing with crisis situations, the steps in the process, pre-commitment screening, hospitals and emergency treatment, commitment standards, common questions, and alternatives to commitment (published Sept. 2010).
• Family Involvement Law: A booklet to help families and professionals understand changes in the data privacy laws that allow limited but important information to be released to families. Download here.
• Keeping Families Together: A resource guide for families to understand intensive treatment options for children with mental illnesses. Download here. Voluntary Placement Form, here.
(Single copies are available free; multiple copies are available for a small fee.)
Making and Keeping Friends - A Self-Help Guide, here.