NAMI is the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of individuals with mental health conditions through the following:
- NAMI offers education and outreach programs, serving families, individuals and educators, nationally and through the local community. Your local NAMI Affiliate or NAMI State Organization can help you register for NAMI programs or find resources in your community. NAMI groups and courses are free to join, and membership is not required to attend. To find your nearest NAMI Affiliate, click on your state through the Find Your Local NAMI menu.
- NAMI advocates at the Federal and State level to shape public policy for people living with mental health conditions. (We do not offer individual advocacy services.)
- Our NAMI HelpLine allows us to respond personally to hundreds of thousands of requests for information and resource referral, yearly. As important, we operate a national network of Affiliates throughout the nation that provide education and support within the community. NAMI Affiliates also offer free support groups to those living with mental health conditions and to their friends and loved ones.
- NAMI sponsors public awareness events and activities, including Mental Illness Awareness Week and NAMIWalks, to successfully fight stigma and encourage understanding.
Finally, you may find the NAMI HelpLine page of our website helpful. There you find answers to our Top Ten Most Frequently Asked Questions, links to the HelpLine’s Top 25 Resources, and the HelpLine Data section that provides statistical information specific to the NAMI HelpLine and the callers we serve.