Description of Organization
NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life of all who are affected by these diseases. NAMI members and friends work tirelessly to meet shared NAMI goals through many activities. These include:
- Family and Consumer Peer Education and Support
- NAMI’s education programs include Family-to-Family, the Provider Education Program, Peer-to-Peer, support groups, Faithnet, Ending the Silence and Parents and Teachers as Allies for Schools, HomeFront for veterans and various state and local programs.All at no cost to program users
- Advocacy on Behalf of People Living with Mental Illness NAMI advocates on the federal, state, and local levels for nondiscriminatory and equitable public and private-sector policies, as well as for federally-funded research for treatment and cures for mental illness.
NAMI’s Campaign for the Mind of America is a political partnership initiative to strengthen relationships with community leaders and elected officials. Through the Campaign, NAMI advocates for policies that are reflective of the best economic, science, recovery, and systems choices.•NAMIWalks is NAMI’s signature fundraising event. Thousands of concerned citizens in over 50 communities across the nation Walk for the Mind of America to raise funds and awareness.