June 23, 2012
I found NAMI while living in Florida when I was repeatedly exposed to my sister's severe bouts of mania and depression. NAMI helped me and my husband learn about mental illness through the Family-to-Family support groups. This program was a lifesaver for us because we really didn't know that much about mental illness. Our group was run by two amazing women who provided a great deal of their time as well as their emotional support. The classes were excellent as they helped shed some light on this devastating disease. The group leaders (as well as other group participants) shared information and resources we use to this day. We definitely wouldn't be where we are today without NAMI. Once we had the proper tools in place we we were able to make sound decisions for our family members. I cannot recommend NAMI highly enough. Everyone was professional, knowledgeable and caring. All I can say is "Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!"
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