Selected NAMI websites with useful information:
Local NAMI websites:
Local Medical Institutions
The weekly Grand Rounds series features presentations on the latest breakthroughs in mental health research and treatment innovations. Presentations from the previous years are available for viewing online.
Network of Care, sponsored by Santa Clara County, has a wealth of useful information on mental health including: a service directory, a library, a political advocacy tool, and community message boards.
The Treatment Advocacy Center has opened a new, easy-to-search Public Library as a community service for advocates, lawmakers, families, mental health professionals and anyone with an interest in severe mental illness and its treatment.
Questions about Social Security Benefits? The website www.SSDRC.com, written by a former disability examiner, addresses many of questions that arise naturally from claimants and their families. There is also a special link, that specifically pertains to bipolar disorder.
Drugs.com – Extensive consumer information and an excellent drug interaction checker.
National Library of Medicine – Guide to prescription and over-the-counter medications.
Stanford Health Library
El Camino Health Library
Websites by NAMI SCC Members
Basket Weaving for Beginners, a self-management guide for bipolar disorder by Peter Newman.
Jennifer’s Blog: “I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder in 2002. My blog allows me to get my thoughts (and my voices) out of my head and onto ‘paper.’ We are not alone, and it helps to know that there are others out there who know what it’s like to face symptoms on a daily or weekly basis.”
FaithNet NAMI is a network composed of members and friends of NAMI. It was established for the purposes of
- Facilitating the development within the Faith Community of a non-threatening, supportive environment for those with serious mental illness and their families
- Pointing out the value of one’s spirituality in the recovery process from mental illness and the need for spiritual strength for those who are caretakers
- Educating clergy and congregations concerning the biologic basis and characteristics of mental illness
- Encouraging advocacy of the Faith Community to bring about hope and help for all who are affected by mental illness.
Mental Health Advocacy Project (MHAP)
111 West Saint John Street, Suite 315
San Jose, CA 95113
MHAP’s mission is to empower people identified as having mental or developmental disabilities to live more independent, secure and satisfying lives through the enforcement of their legal rights and the advancement of their social and economic well-being. Any individual who lives in Santa Clara County and who self-identifies himself/herself as having a mental health or developmental disability is eligible for our services. We provide legal and advocacy services to over 4000 clients per year.