Since nearly all of us have a child who developed a mental illness prior to 18, I thought some of you may be willing to participate (I got this e-mail from our local support group). http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=WB5taoMttSkvgubFGfq5GA_3d_3d NAMI would like to hear from you about your experiences discussing mental health concerns about your child with primary care staff and physicians. Primary care staff include receptionists, nurses, and physician aides. We understand that this is often the first opportunity that you have to talk about your child's mental health. We would like to learn what you need and value when communicating with these individuals and what recommendations you have for primary care staff and physicians to help ensure children's mental health treatment needs are identified early and linked to appropriate services and supports. NAMI will use this information to develop a publication for primary care staff and physicians on how to effectively communicate and collaborate with families on mental health issues. The resource will help primary care staff and physicians understand the key role they play in ensuring families feel respected, comfortable, and listened to when discussing the mental health needs of their child. This survey should only be completed by parents or adult caregivers with a child diagnosed with a mental illness who developed the illness before age 18. If you have more than one child with a mental illness, please choose one to focus on for the purpose of this survey. We estimate that the survey will take up to 30 minutes to complete. The survey will close on Wednesday, July 1st.