Parenting Young Adults with Mental Illness

Mental illness can begin by age 14 or even younger. You might notice mental health issues such as depression and anxiety but it’s better to get a behavioral health diagnosis so that a treatment plan and the appropriate mental health services can be ascertained. Things to remember:
  1. Early detection is key.
  2. Recovery is possible.
  3. You are not alone!
Parent talking with teen and holding tea

NAMI Basics

For Parents and Caregivers

NAMI Basics logo

This 6-session, free program is for parent supporters and caregivers of children, adolescents and young adults who have either been diagnosed with a mental health disorder or who are experiencing symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed. This is not a replacement for treatment or a mental health professional.

Course Topics Include

  • The biology of mental illness
  • The latest research, advances in treatment and overview of treatment options
  • The impact of a child’s mental illness on the rest of the family members
  • An overview of the systems of care for children and high school teens (NOTE: adult child topics are covered in Family-to-Family program.)

Meet other caregivers locally using the button below!

NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley

We are the local chapter of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), a grassroots organization dedicated to educating everyone – from young people to mature adults – that mental health conditions are treatable and recovery is possible. The earlier they are detected, the better. Early detection, treatment and recovery aren’t just for cancer patients. They are for us, too.