Family and Consumer Resource Guide: Navigating the Experience


Navigating the Experience: A guide for people living with mental illness and their families provides an overview of available resources and practical advice for difficult situations and relationships.

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1. Introduction

2. Mental Illness
(Full Section)

3. Taking The First Step

4. Mental Health Services (Full Section) 

5. Working With Providers: Tips For People Living With Mental Illness & Their Families

6. Hope And Recovery (Full Section)

7. Mental Health Crisis (Full Section)

8. Healthy Relationships (Full Section)

9. Resources For Legal Issues

10. Self-Advocacy In The Workplace

11. Resources For Criminal Justice Issues

12. Advocate For Change!

13. Sample Documents

14. Resource Directory