Mission: Our mission is to provide information, understanding, education, and support for persons experiencing mental illness and their families. We are an all volunteer organization that provides its services and information materials free of charge, offering hope and advocating reform to improve mental health.
Programs: Mental health information brochures supplied to hospitals, churches, civic groups, doctor's offices and individual mailings. Brochure title examples are "mental illness: an illness like any other" and "understanding post traumatic stress disorder and recovery". Also includes flyers and information availability on the internet and the distribution of this information. (accounting category: outreach and marketing)
education classes for mental health care providers and the public: 1) a twelve-week 'family to family' course for families and friends/caregivers of persons with mental illness. 2) public education meetings featuring topics related to mental illness. 3)'peer to peer' education program taught by trained peer teachers. (account categories: classes, meetings, conventions and also honorariums)
help line available to public to respond to family mental health crisis situations and for the production and distribution of the nami newsletter. (account categories: help line and newsletter)
donations to other organizations and miscellaneous program supplies. Educational programs, mental health awareness week.