"My mental illness began when I was 14 years old. It was a scary time for both me and my family. I didn't know what was happening to me or that what was happening was unusual. Meeting other people with similar issues has helped me better understand and cope with my illness."
Diagnosis: Schizoaffective Disorder
When you, a family member or a loved one begin to suspect a mental illness, it can be scary and overwhelming. NAMI Hillsborough is here to help.
Please use the links below for details on local education and support groups as well as other national and local resources.
Our goal is to enhance the lives of those living with mental illness as well as their family and loved ones through support, education and advocacy.
Medical Emergency - 911
Mobile Crisis - (813) 272 -2958
NAMI Helpline - (800) 950-NAMI
NAMI Hillsborough - (813) 273-8104
Veterans National Lifeline - (800) 273-TALK
Gracepoint Mental Health Care - (813) 272-2244
Statewide Mental Health Access Line
“When my son first told me he was hearing voices I didn't know it could be a sign of mental illness. In fact I thought people were born with the illness. I didn't know it developed later in life. The NAMI Family to Family Education has helped me to better understand my son's illness and the Support Group is a constant source of strength for me and my family."
Mother of Schizoaffective Adult