Resources for Family and Friends
Family members and close friends of people with mental illness face many challenges and are often relied upon to be caregivers, researchers, navigators and advocates for their loved one. We recognize the value of family members in the treatment process and are here to support you. Here are some useful resources to get started.
An online resource for those who are providing support to a loved one or friend who has mental illness.
One-stop access to mental health information
Maine Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness
Support groups, discussion groups, a Family-to-Family course, peer education, advocacy and more
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Fact sheets on a variety of mental health topics
Consumer Council System of Maine
A Voice for Consumers of Mental Health Services
National Institute of Mental Health
Helpful Publications from NIMH
Treatment Advocacy Center
Dedicated to eliminating barriers to the effective treatment of mental illness
National Association of School Psychologists
Resources for Families on Home, School, Behavior, Anxiety, Mental Health, etc.
The Lunder Family Alliance at Spring Harbor Hospital is a unique program aimed at the needs of young adult patients. The program includes Support for Families and education to help prepare a family member to support a loved one upon discharge to the home.