NAMI Minnesota Publications

NAMI Minnesota publications include numerous booklets that are available to the public for download. Please see the list, below. You may also request hard copy versions of these booklets, as well as other materials, by emailing namiofficemanager@namimn.org. Please go to this page for additional details.

Youth

NAMI Minnesota Publications
  • Children’s Psychiatric Hospitalization (Sept. 2018) – Learn about psychiatric units and what should happen during and after a hospitalization. Information about the different types of professionals, treatment offered and discharge planning is included. Download, here.
NAMI Minnesota Publications
  • Transitions – Supporting a Young Adult with a Mental Illness (Oct. 2019) – Learn ways to support your young adult with a mental illness as they transition into adulthood. Information about employment and higher education is included. Download, here.
NAMI Minnesota Publications
  • Understanding Psychosis – Resources & Recovery (July 2020) – Learn about the warning signs and causes of psychosis, advocacy, evidence based treatment practices and supports available to help get young people back to their lives, work and school. Download, here.
NAMI MInnesota Publications
  • Mental Health Crisis Planning for Children (May 2020) – Learn to recognize, manage, prevent and plan for your child’s mental health crisis. Download, here.  Also find booklet in Spanish (2018)Hmong (2016) and Somali (2016).
NAMI Minnesota Publications
  • Juvenile Justice: Advocating for a Child with a Mental Illnesses (Sept. 2016) – Learn about the juvenile justice system, how to work with your child’s attorney, the court process, juvenile detention centers, and returning to the community. Download, here.
NAMI Minnesota Publications
  • Keeping Families Together (May 2019) – Learn about the children’s mental health system, including the services available and voluntary placement agreements when a child needs residential treatment. Download, here.  Voluntary Placement Form, here.

Adults

NAMI Minnesota Publications
  • Hope for Recovery: Minnesota’s Adult Mental Health Resource Guide (Nov. 2019) – Learn about the adult mental health system including treatment, insurance, housing and more. Download, here.
NAMI Minnesota Publications
  • Adult Psychiatric Hospitalization (Dec. 2018) – Learn about psychiatric units and what should happen during and after a hospitalization. Information about the different types of professionals, treatment offered and discharge planning is included. Download, here.
NAMI Minnesota Publications
  • Mental Health Crisis Planning for Adults (Dec. 2018) – Learn to recognize, manage, prevent and plan for your loved one’s mental health crisis. Download, here.
NAMI Minnesota Publications
  • Criminal Justice: Advocating for an Adult with a Mental Illness (Sept. 2020) – For anyone trying to advocate for a person with mental illness who has been arrested, is in jail, or is returning to the community after incarceration. Download, here.
NAMI Minnesota Publications
  • Understanding the Minnesota Civil Commitment Process (Oct. 2018 with update) – Learn the steps in the process, pre-commitment screening, emergency treatment, commitment standards, common questions, and alternatives to commitment. Download, here. There is also a Civil Commitment Process online training available from the DHS of MN, here. Detailed summary of the commitment law revised (2020), here.
NAMI Minnesota Publications
  • Understanding Data Practices Laws (August 2019) – Learn about the state and federal health care privacy laws and what they do and do not require. Download, here.
NAMI Minnesota Publications

 

  • NAMI Guide to Legislative Action (January 2020) – Learn how to communicate effectively with elected officials and have an impact on legislation. Download, here.
NAMI Minnesota Publications
  • Co-Occurring Disorders: Substance Abuse Disorders and Mental Illnesses (July 2020) -Learn how to navigate barriers and improve access to care for individuals with co-occurring disorders by empowering families to better recognize the symptoms of substance use disorder in loved ones with a mental illness and advocate for effective treatment. Download, here.

Professionals

  • Dealing with a Mental Health Crisis: Information & Resources for First Responders (March 2016) – Pamphlet primarily designed to help educate law enforcement personnel. Download, here.


NAMI Minnesota Advocate Newsletters

2020
Oct-Dec 2020 Advocate, here.
July- Sept 2020 Advocate, here.
April-June 2020 Advocate, here.
Jan-March 2020 Advocate, here.

2019
Oct-Dec 2019 Advocate, here.
July-Sept 2019 Advocate, here.
April-June 2019 Advocate, here.
Jan-March 2019 Advocate, here.

2018
Oct-Dec 2018 Advocate,
here.
July-Sept 2018 Advocate, here.
April-June 2018 Advocate, here.


Other Publications

NAMI Minnesota Reports
NAMI Minnesota Annual Reports, here.
NAMI Minnesota’s 5-Year Strategic Plan (2019-2024)
Summary is available, here.
Children’s Crisis Residential Study Report, here.
MN Behavioral Health Home Planning and Community Engagement Final Report, here.

Fact Sheets
NAMI has also published a number of Fact Sheets on mental illnesses that can be viewed and downloaded here. Find Fact Sheets on Medications in the Mental Health Library, here.

Andy’s Cheesecakes Cookbook Supports NAMI

 

Andy’s Cheesecakes cookbook was created in memory and in tribute to Andrew Senn by his parents.  Andrew lost his nine-year battle with bipolar disorder and addictions and died August 2, 2014 at age 39. NAMI Minnesota, where Andy worked at the time of his death and was a source of support and resources for him, has since become a favorite cause for Andy’s family. The cookbooks are being sold for $15, with 100 percent of the profits going to NAMI Minnesota’s programs of education, support and advocacy. FOR THIS ITEM ONLY, CLICK AND USE THIS ORDER FORM.