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Many wrongly believe their symptoms are their own fault or are caused by
personal weakness. They think if they try hard enough they can overcome
their problems by themselves, & they suffer unnecessarily. An individual with
a mental illness needs treatment and help in coping with everyday problems
In contrast, individuals who do not have a mental illness can usually deal
with ordinary problems by themselves. At times of particular stress,
however, even mentally healthy persons will find
professional assistance useful.
If you have a mental illness, you are not alone. One in five adult Americans will have a mental illness during their lifetime that is severe enough to require treatment. Many more have problems that prevent them from enjoying their lives. We are here to stand by you as you find help, hope, and recovery. Fortunately, effective treatments are now available for many mental illnesses. Unfortunately, most people do not seek help.
We are the parents, brothers and sisters, children, spouses, and friends of people with serious mental illness; as well as those persons themselves. We share one another's pain and we share one another's hope. We are working to build a better tomorrow for our loved ones and for ourselves. Read more...
We promote and assist many mental health research initiatives. Major depressive disorders are disrupting the lives of more than 10 million Americans. More than 100,000 new cases of schizophrenia are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Most of these occur ....
Members help each other cope, and get through hard times. They share information and experiences with local services and professionals. A warm circle of friends offers support and hope.
NAMI Tulsa conducts many educational services at no charge to the public. We learn about long term mental illnesses such as schizophrenia & major & manic depression are biochemically caused brain diseases. They aren't caused by poor home environment. They aren't the result of character flaws. Scientific research has demonstrated these truths. Public education lacks sadly behind. We are changing that, with TV, radio and the press....