NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s 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 nation’s voice on mental illness, a nationwide organization with affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country.
The mission of NAMI Michigan is to provide advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.
NAMI Michigan will be the foremost advocate at the state level for persons affected by mental illness, including children with serious emotional disorders, and the leading proponent on consumer and family involvement in care, treatment and recovery. We will strengthen local affiliates to provide support, education and advocacy in their communities. NAMI Michigan will link National resources with local affiliate passion and action. We will influence public policy and coordinate affiliate, family and consumer involvement to influence our public policy at the state level.
NAMI members and friends work tirelessly to meet shared NAMI goals through many activities. These include:
NAMI relies on gifts and contributions to support our important work:
We educate. Offered in thousands of communities across the United States through NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates, our education programs
We advocate. NAMI shapes national public policy for people with mental illness and their families and provides volunteer leaders with the tools, resources and skills necessary to save mental health in all states.
We listen. Our toll-free NAMI HelpLine (800) 950-6264 allows us to respond personally to hundreds of thousands of requests each year, providing free referral, information and support—a much-needed lifeline for many.
We lead. Public awareness events and activities, including Mental Illness Awareness Week and NAMIWalks successfully fight stigma and encourage understanding. NAMI works with reporters on a daily basis to make sure our country understands how important mental health is.
You can reach the national office for NAMI at: 2107 Wilson Blvd, Suite 300 * Arlington, VA * 22201-3042 Main: 703-524-7600 * Fax: 703-524-9094 * TDD: 703-516-7227 * HelpLine: 800-950-NAMI (6264) * Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michigan’s NAMI affiliate, known as NAMI Michigan, is based in Lansing, Michigan, and is a point of contact for anyone in Michigan seeking information about mental illness or access to services and support groups for the mentally ill and their families. Please visit our contact NAMI Michigan page!