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Everyone who needs help or seeks help deserves to receive it. At NAMI Bucks County, we aim to connect you with services and support within our outside of our organization. Please take a look at resources we’ve gathered, and feel free to let us know if you have any to add.

Patrick McElwaine

The Power of Reframing a Mental Health Diagnosis

An article by Patrick McElwaine Psy.D.

Social stigma regarding mental health and addiction can be heard in derogatory statements such as ‘they are crazy’ and ‘they can’t be trusted,’ and labels including ‘failures,’ ‘dangerous,’ and ‘losers.’ Self-stigma is when an individual starts to internalize and believe these thoughts expressed by society to be true. Working towards distancing oneself from stigma and the negative labels associated with a diagnosis is a difficult challenge for people who are seeking or trying to stay in treatment.

Local Resources

Making support accessible: If you need financial support for treatment, you may be eligible for financial aid. Do you need assistance finding a support center? Find providers to provide mental health services.


About Mental Illness

Learn more about mental illness. This section covers mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, PTSD, bipolar, borderline personality disorder, ADHD, OCD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, suicide, addiction and others.


Every year people overcome the challenges of mental illness to do the things they enjoy. Through developing and following a treatment plan, you can dramatically reduce many of your symptoms.