You Are Not Alone: A Primer on Mental Illness, which has been in development for the past 18 months, is now available from NAMI Cape Cod & The Islands – National Alliance on Mental Illness. This 88-page booklet is a useful educational tool for families and friends of suffering from mental health disorder.
The purpose of the booklet is to acquaint newcomers to mental illness and to give them information they may need to feel empowered to advocate for friends and/or family members who are experiencing mental health issues. The topics for this primer were chosen based on the questions most often asked and the issues presented in support calls to NAMI Cape Cod and the Islands.
The booklet’s production was made possible by generous support from the Cape Cod Healthcare Community Benefits Fund, The Kelley Foundation, Inc. and The Cape Cod Five Foundation.