We Are the Georgia Chapter of NAMI
The National Alliance on Mental Illness

 
     
  What is NAMI?  
 

National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nationís largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nationís voice on mental illness, a national organization including NAMI organizations in every state and in over 1100 local communities across the country who join together to meet the NAMI mission through support, education, and advocacy.

 
     
  What is the NAMI mission?  
 

The purpose of NAMI Georgia, Inc. is to relieve the suffering and improve the quality of life for Georgians living with mental illness and their families.  This is accomplished by:

 
 
Developing, nurturing and coordinating a statewide network of family support groups to strengthen and educate those living among us with a mental illness.
 
 


Promoting public policies, which expand services and improve treatment for ill persons living with a mental illness, and supporting research leading to the eradication of mental illness.

 
 


Educating the people of Georgia about mental illness in order to improve resources, services and knowledge by reducing misinformation and stigma.

 
     
  What does NAMI do?  
 

Our chapters, or Affiliates, offer regular Support Group Meetings for those with a diagnosis, and for their family and friends. These groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement, and hope. They also provide Education Classes for those with a diagnosis, and for their family and friends.

 
     
 

We work with the Governor, the Legislators, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, other State Agencies, and other mental health advocacy groups. We continually strengthen and develop our relationships with these organizations to improve the system of care in Georgia. See our Advocacy page for further information.

 
 


We have outreach programs that range from 30 minute presentations for general audiences to a 40 hour training course for Law Enforcement. These programs bring understanding and insight to people unfamiliar with what mental illness really is.

 
     
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