National Alliance on Mental Illness
Presenter: Jan Wilson
The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a non-profit organization originally founded by family members of people diagnosed with mental illness. NAMI identifies its mission as “providing advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives” and its vision as “a world where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives supported by a community that cares”. NAMI holds regular events which combine fundraising for the organization and education, including Mental Illness Awareness Week and NAMIWalks. NAMI has around 1,000 state and local affiliates. NAMI also runs a HelpLine five days a week.
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