My friend or family member is in jail due to his/her mental illness. How can we help?
The National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems, Inc and the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law are designed to deal with the rights of individuals involved with the criminal justice system. They specifically address the needs of incarcerated individuals, whether they are in the correctional system, or hospitalized in a forensic ward. Click here to view NAMI’s Fact Sheet […]
Where can I find statistics about the prevalence of mental illness?
National Institute of Mental Health The Center for Disease Control & Prevention – Data & Statistics SAMHSA’s National Mental Health Information Center
Where can I find information about what my insurance/Medicaid/Social Security benefits will cover?
Questions about insurance coverage should be directed to your provider or to your State Insurance Department.
What volunteer oppurtunities does NAMI have available?
Please contact NAMI Metro for information about volunteer opportunities.
My employer is not treating me fairly because I have a mental illness. What can I do to fight this?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment; state and local government activities; public accommodations; public transportation; telecommunications; and public services. It was signed into law by President George Bush on July 26, 1990. Click here for more information.
What does the NAMI acronym stand for?
NAMI was founded in 1979 as the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. ”NAMI” was officially made our corporate name in 1997, after a vote of the membership. This was done after years of discussion that the full name was not person-first language and perpetuated the very stigma we hoped to erase. In 2005 the […]
What is Person-centered Planning?
Person-centered Planning (PCP) is a way for you to develop your individual plan of service (IPOS). You get to help choose the services and supports you need. It also helps you plan your future and reach your hopes and desires.
What is an Independent PCP Facilitator?
An independent facilitator is a person outside the CMH system who only has one job at the PCP meeting – to help you plan your life – your way. Until now, Case Managers/Support Coordinators had to run the PCP. This means they had two jobs at the meeting: to help you express what you want, […]
Who do I call if I am having problems with Community Mental Health services?
Oakland County Customer Service 800-341-2003 Wayne County Consumer Affairs 313-833-2430 Macomb County Community Relations 586-469-6958 WHO ARE THE LOCAL COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH (CMH) AGENCIES? Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority is a public agency. They serve Oakland County by providing public mental health services to adults with serious mental illness, children with serious emotional disturbances and […]