National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is the nation's leading self-help organization for those affected by severe brain disorders. NAMI's mission is to bring consumers and families with similar experiences together to share information about services, care providers, and ways to cope with the challenges of schizophrenia, manic depression, or other serious mental illnesses. NAMI's Helpline can provide information, support, and referrals to local self-help groups. Nationally, NAMI advocates for increased Federal support for research into the causes and treatments of brain disorders. NAMI has more than 1,200 local affiliates nationwide.
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