Talking to friends and family about mental health problems can be an opportunity to provide information, support, and guidance. Learning about mental health issues can lead to improved recognition of early signs of mental health problems, earlier treatment, and greater understanding and compassion. Learn more about early warning signs and offer your support.
- The Brain Injury Alliance of Idaho Support Groups: Support groups are an excellent way to connect with other individuals with brain injuries and their families. These groups provide opportunities learn from others who have gone through similar situations, share personal experiences and make new friends. Please visit the Brain Injury Alliance of Idaho page here to learn more.
- The Idaho Commission on Aging (ICOA) was created in 1968 and receives funding from both the Federal and State governments. Services are prioritized to help those most at-risk, based on various factors. The ICOA assists older adults and people with disabilities to remain independent, avoid institutionalization and age in place in their own homes and communities of choice.
Mission: To lead system creation and network coordination to support Idahoans as they age.
Vision: For Idahoans to have an informative, visible, reliable and easily accessible support system as they age.
- NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition. NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.
- National Alliance for Caregiving Circle of Care was designed to guide unpaid friends, family, and neighbors who care for someone with a mental health condition. Learn More about the National Alliance for Caregiving Circle of Care
Established in 1996, the National Alliance for Caregiving is a non-profit coalition of national organizations focused on improving the lives of family caregivers. Alliance members include grassroots organizations, professional associations, service organizations, disease-specific organizations, government agencies, and corporations.
- Idaho Home Choice. Money Follows the Person(MFP).
This program is designed to help people move, also called transition, from an institution into home- and community-based living settings, such as a home or an apartment. To participate in the MFP project, you must have lived for at least ninety consecutive days in a nursing facility, an intermediate care facility for individuals with mental retardation/intellectual disabilities, or an institution for mental disease. You must also be a resident of Idaho and be Medicaid eligible at the time of discharge. You must qualify for either the Aged and Disabled or Developmental Disability waivers.
Learn more about Idaho Home Choice
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