What We Do
We strive to provide a range of caring services through support, education, advocacy, and research. NAMI awareness efforts have successfully addressed the stigma of mental illness, ensuring the decrease of barriers to treatment and recovery. NAMI’s signature education programs have served as a beacon of hope for hundreds of thousands of families and individuals. NAMI’s support efforts expand to meet the challenges of a changing world by supporting virtual communities of help and hope to millions through NAMI.org and NAMI’s social media channels.
We help family and friends cope by providing a place for people to share experiences and providing a warm circle of friends who understand the need for support and hope.
We provide information about mental illness to the general public through our quarterly newsletter and we also offer free educational classes to individuals with mental illness, caregivers of individuals with mental illness, and family and friends of individuals with mental illness.
We advocate for a comprehensive state mental health system that provides effective services for persons with mental illness in their communities including adequate housing, rehabilitative services, sufficient income, schooling, and employment options.
We encourage the support of research into the causes and treatments for mental illness.