Transforming Care for People with Serious Mental illness

SMI Adviser, a clinical support system for serious mental illness, is funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and administered by the American Psychiatric Association to advance the use of a person-centered approach to care to help people who have a serious mental illness find the treatment and support they need.

For clinicians, they offer access to education, data, and consultations so they can make evidence-based treatment decisions. For individuals, families, friends, people who have questions, or people who care for someone with serious mental illnesses, they offer access to resources and answers from a national network of experts.

National NAMI staff member Terri Brister and NAMI Minnesota’s executive director Sue Abderholden serve as part of the clinical team and Advisory Board respectively. Visit their website at