Who We Are
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots organization dedicated to building better lives for persons and their families who are affected by mental illness. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state across the country and the District of Columbia.
NAMI members and partners work to fulfill the mission by providing advocacy, research, support and education.
NAMI provides free education and support for program participants; promotes awareness and understanding of mental health conditions and mental illness related stigma; and advocates for greater access to quality mental health services, more employment opportunities, and affordable housing.
NAMI Prince George’s County, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. As the local affiliate, we serve as the “County’s Voice on Mental Illness.”
Working Together To Build Better Lives For Individuals and Their Families Who Are Living With Mental Illness
Mental illness affects everyone. Regardless of age, race, religion, economic status, mental illness impacts the lives of thousands in our county and beyond. People living with mental illness need help and hope. They need a community that supports them, their families, and their recovery.
The Goals of NAMI Prince George’s County are to:
Empower persons with mental illness and their families through support, education, and advocacy that will transform their lives
Increase awareness in the community about mental illnesses, co-occurring disorders, their related effects, and the need for quality, accessible, integrated, treatment and rehabilitative services
Advocate for better mental health care treatment and services, supported employment, affordable and quality housing, educational and training opportunities
Develop community partnerships to support us in our mission
Increase membership to expand our reach in the community
Communicate that wellness and recovery are possible because treatment works