Glossary of Terms

We understand the terms and definitions associated with mental illness can be overwhelming both for individuals with mental illness and their families. We have arranged this list by the following topical sections.  Click on the topic to see related terms and definitions along with links to resources and information.


For an overall and broad-based brochure, access and download a PDF of  NAMI’s Hope for Recovery.  Subjects covered in this resource  include:  Insurance, Financial Assistance, Housing Options, Intensive Treatment Options, Community Services and Support, Employment, Evidence-Based Practices, Crisis Intervention, Pre-petition Screening and Commitment, Data Privacy, Advocacy Information and Complaint.




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