I found this site NAMI (National Alliance on Mental), which is a mental health non-profit organization, governed by a volunteer board of directors, whose primary focus is specifically with mental illness. The organization is run by 210,000+ members.
For adults “these serious mental illness include schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and other brain disorders. For children, the list of serious emotional disturbances includes the above illnesses, plus attention deficit disorder, autism, and pervasive developmental disorder.”
I have Biopolar Disorder, ADD, Dementia and the list goes on. It seems that my memory is getting worse and I really don’t like it because it scares me. Before I was taking care of my parents who both have Alzheime’s/Dementia, but I had to move to near my son so I could get help. I’m living in a temporary housing, but need to find a cheaper place starting the first of 2011.
I’ve been searching for some kind of help. Recently, I’ve moved to a new state and finding a place to live has been depressing. So far the places I have looked at will not take someone without a job. I can’t work because of my illness, but I do get a steady social security disability check each month. However, this check has decreased and my medicare will kick in January 2011 and I will then be paying for my Part B and Part D. I need that extra help, but it looks like I receive too much money according to the guidelines. This is a joke! I don’t get it. I receive very little money now then I have to take out rent, bills, utilities, insurance and then there was none. Nothing to live on. I really don’t know what to do. Peanut butter and jelly.
I’ll continue the best I can to find help for medical and housing. I hope in some way a miracle will happen.
Different kinds of illness can be found at the following link.
- How Will Bipolar Disorder Affect Aging? (everydayhealth.com)
- More education needed on mental illnesses (cbc.ca)
- When Will Bipolar Treatment Start Working? (everydayhealth.com)
- What Are the Signs of a Serious Mental Illness? (everydayhealth.com)