About NAMI: Support, Education and Advocacy
From its inception in 1979, NAMI has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. For three decades, NAMI has established itself as the most formidable grassroots mental health advocacy organization in the country. Dedication, steadfast commitment and unceasing belief in NAMI's mission by grassroots advocates have produced profound changes. NAMI's greatest strength is the dedication of our grassroots leaders and members. We are the families, friends and individuals that serve to strengthen our communities.
Due in large part to generous individual, corporate, and foundation donations, NAMI is able to build on its success and continue to focus on three cornerstones of activity that offer hope, help, and healing to our communities: Support, Education, and Advocacy.
Financial contributions allow NAMI to offer an array of programs, initiatives, and activities in support of the NAMI mission, a sample of which is described below.
This service is available Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and is designed to help locate and connect residents with county mental health resources. Assistance includes referrals to NAMI support groups and educational programs; helping to navigate the county's complex public mental health system and related services; and providing educational information about various serious mental illnesses including depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, PTSD, schizophrenia, etc. The NAMI Helpline is not used to provide therapy, medical, legal advice, or crisis services, nor as a referral services for specific therapists, counselors, physicians, treatment centers, or lawyers.