Publications

NAMI Minnesota has published numerous booklets that are available to the public for download. You will find the specific titles available below. You may also place an online order here.

Youth

  • 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.
  • Transitions Oct. 2018) – 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.
  • Understanding Psychosis – Resources & Recovery (Sept. 2016) – 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.
  • Mental Health Crisis Planning for Children (May 2018) – Learn to recognize, manage, prevent and plan for your child’s mental health crisis. Download, here.  Also find booklet in SpanishHmong and Somali.
  • 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.
  • Keeping Families Together (Feb. 2016) – 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

  • Hope for Recovery: Minnesota’s Adult Mental Health Resource Guide (May 2018) – Learn about the adult mental health system including treatment, insurance, housing and more. Download, here.
  • 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.
  • Mental Health Crisis Planning for Adults (Feb. 2016) – Learn to recognize, manage, prevent and plan for your loved one’s mental health crisis. Download, here.
  • Criminal Justice: Advocating for an Adult with a Mental Illness (Oct. 2018) – 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.
  • Understanding the Minnesota Civil Commitment Process (May 2016) – Learn the steps in the process, pre-commitment screening, emergency treatment, commitment standards, common questions, and alternatives to commitment. Download, here. Also find Civil Commitment online training, here.
  • Understanding Data Practices Laws (April 2014) – Learn about the state and federal health care privacy laws and what they do and do not require. Download, here. (Also see HIPAA – Questions and Answers for Family Caregivers by Next Step in Care, here.)

 

  • NAMI Guide to Legislative Action (May 2018) – Learn how to communicate effectively with elected officials and have an impact on legislation. 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

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


Other Publications

NAMI Minnesota Reports
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, USE THIS ORDER FORM.

NAMI Minnesota’s 5-Year Strategic Plan (2013-2018)
Summary is available, here.