National Alliance for the Mentally Ill 

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders.

NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by these diseases.

Founded in 1979, NAMI has more than 210,000 members who seek equitable services for people with severe mental illnesses, which are known to be physical brain disorders. Working on the national, state, and local levels, NAMI provides education about severe brain disorders, supports increased funding for research, and advocates for adequate health insurance, housing, rehabilitation, and jobs for people with serious psychiatric illnesses.

For more information, or to contact National Alliance for the Mentally Ill , see their website at: www.nami.org

» Recent News

What's A Parent To Do?
09 Jun 04 | For children and teenagers with mental illnesses, the greatest risk may be to do nothing, NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) warned today, in releasing a report on "Children and Psychotropic Medications."

NAMI Establishes New Multicultural Action Center
02 Jun 04 | National Alliance for the Mentally Ill today announced creation of a Multicultural Action Center (MAC) in conjunction with a national forum offering multicultural perspectives on President Bush's New Freedom Commission Report.

 


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