What are Mental Illnesses?

Mental illnesses are medical conditions that disrupt a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others, and daily functioning. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illnesses are medical conditions that often result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life.

Fact Sheets

If you or your loved one need information pertaining to a mental illness, please check the NAMI website here. There are brochures, pamphlets and fact sheets for you to review and download.

Mental Health Conditions

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Anxiety Disorders
Bipolar Disorder
BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder)
Dissociative Disorders
Eating Disorders
OCD (Obsessive-compulsive Disorder)
PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder)
Schizoaffective Disorder

Related Conditions

Dual Diagnosis
Major Depressive Disorder with a Seasonal Pattern
Risk of Suicide
Sleep Disorders

En Español

Trastornos de Ansiedad
Trastorno Bipolar
Diagnostico Dual
La Salud Mental
Trastorno Por Estrés Postraumático
El Riesgo De Suicidio

Nami.org Resources

A mental illness is a condition that affects a person’s thinking, feeling or mood. Such conditions may affect someone’s ability to relate to others and function each day. Each person will have different experiences, even people with the same diagnosis. Visit the NAMI website here to find more useful information related to mental illness.

Mental Health Conditions

Anxiety Disorders
Bipolar Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
Dissociative Disorders
Early Psychosis and Psychosis
Eating Disorders
Obsessive-compulsive Disorder
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Schizoaffective Disorder

Informative Mental Illness Downloads

NAMI – Solano County is dedicated to providing the community with tools, information and
resources to help those with mental illness and their loved ones. Listed below are
downloadable pamphlets and brochures on a wide range of mental illnesses.
If you or your loved one need information pertaining to a mental illness
and it is not listed here, please check the National Institute for
Mental Health Publications
 page. They have brochures, pamphlets and
fact sheets for you to review and download.

A Look at Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Anxiety Disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorders: Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Child and Adolescent Bipolar Disorder
A Story of Bipolar Disorder: Manic-Depressive Illness
Borderline Personality Disorder: Raising Questions, Finding Answers
Stories of Depression
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: When Unwanted Thoughts Take Over
Panic Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Questions And Answers: Treatment of Children with Mental Disorders