Hospital Guide: What Families Need to Know About Mental Health Treatment

Whether you’re at the here with a loved one for the first time or this is a return trip to the
hospital, your world has been shaken. We know what you’re feeling. We’ve stood in the
same spot and experienced the same confusion, anger, guilt, and anxiety. Our message
to you is, You are not alone!

By current estimates, mental illness affects approximately one in every four
families throughout the United States. As members of the National Alliance on Mental
Illness (NAMI) Illinois, we’ve worked together to find many answers and develop many
supports. We’ve found friends who not only understand, but know our struggles and our
needs firsthand.

NAMI Illinois is passionate about education, support, and advocacy. Through NAMI
Illinois, you can be assured of up-to-date, accurate information, and helpful support
from NAMI families just like yours.

Our goal in reaching out to you is to help you and your loved ones navigate this
journey of treatment and recovery. We want to help you become the most informed and
understanding member of your loved one’s recovery team.

Click here to download and print a copy of the Hospital Guide: What Families Need to Know About Mental Health Treatment