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NAMI

NAMI

The mission of NAMI is to promote recovery and optimize the quality of life for those living with mental illness.

 

We are part of  NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) which has over 210,000 members in 1,200 affiliates across the country.

The NAMI movement focuses specifically upon those mental illnesses that are brain disorders. These are serious illnesses that can affect a person’s ability to think, feel and relate to other people and the environment. 

For adults, serious mental illnesses include schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and other brain disorders. For children, the list of serious emotional disturbances includes the above illnesses, plus attention deficit disorder, autism, and pervasive developmental disorder.

Membership consists primarily of family members of people who have mental illness, and also includes consumers, friends, and professionals. Affiliates typically have monthly support meetings and/or educational and business meetings. When mental illness strikes, it is usually surrounded by confusion and isolation. Support groups can provide an opportunity to talk with other people who have “been there” and who understand what you are facing. General meetings have speakers on issues important to members.

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