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~NAMI Marin has partnered with Buckelew Programs and the County of Marin to create a new brochure:  911 Crisis Call Script  One of the hardest things a family may have to do is call the police when their loved one is behaving in an unsafe manner. These guidelines may help you in this moment of crisis. Helpline staff are also available Monday-Friday between 1-3 pm.  

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Today in America:

  • One in four adults—about 57.7 million Americans—experience a mental health disorder in a given year.
  • Despite effective treatments, there are long delays between the first onset of symptoms and when people seek and receive treatment.
  • Fewer than one-third of adults and one-half of children with a diagnosable mental illness receive mental health services in a given year.
  • In the United States, the annual economic cost of mental illness is estimated to be $79 billion. Approximately $63 billion reflects the loss of productivity as a result of illnesses.

However, there is hope…

With proper care and treatment, 70 to 90 percent of persons with mental illnesses experience a significant reduction of symptoms and an improved quality of life.

NAMI Marin is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families living with mental illness, through advocacy, education and  support.

We help… we listen…we understand (we’ve been there)…
we help families cope… we support…
we advocate changes to laws and services for the mentally ill.
We are people like you.

 

NAMI Marin
555 Northgate Drive, #280
San Rafael, CA 94903
415-444-0480   Help-line Weekdays 1 – 3 pm

info@namimarin.org