Getting and Coping with A Diagnosis
Getting a diagnosis is often one of the first steps of recovery.
In order to get a diagnosis, a mental health assessment, called a Diagnostic Assessment, is required. This assessment is provided by a mental health professional like a counselor, therapist, or psychiatrist. These professionals are typically found through your health insurance plan, your primary care clinic, or through a mental health clinic. Diagnostic assessments provide a diagnosis as well as a list of needs and recommendations for possible services and treatment. Learn more about how to get a mental health assessment completed.
During or after the process of receiving a diagnosis, you may have questions about the following:
You may also find NAMI’s Hope for Recovery brochure helpful while you are in the process of getting and coping with a diagnosis. It is a broad-based brochure with subjects including: 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.