National Alliance 
on Mental Illness

What is NAMI?
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nationís largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country.

What is the NAMI mission?
NAMI recognizes that the key concepts of recovery, resiliency and support are essential to improving the wellness and quality of life of all persons affected by mental illness. Mental illnesses should not be an obstacle to a full and meaningful life for persons who live with them. NAMI will advocate at all levels to ensure that all persons affected by mental illness receive the services that they need and deserve, in a timely fashion.

What does NAMI do?
NAMI members and friends work to fulfill our mission by providing support, education, and advocacy.  Our many activities include:
Public Education and Information Activities

NAMI's Web Site 



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NAMI Support Groups  

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