NAMI is an absolutely great organization.
After being diagnosed with a mental illness I thought my whole entire life was over.
It was in an Intensive Outpatient Program that I met a speaker from NAMI that gave me hope that recovery was possible.
I have since been compliant with taking my medication, going to therapy bi-weekly, and attending support group meetings weekly and monthly through NAMI.
They have provided me with a place where I no longer feel alone.
I have been given back my life and my voice as a result of being involved with NAMI.
I am a Peer to Peer Mentor, Connection Recovery Support Group Facilitator, a Delegate on the NAMI Texas Consumer Council, and on June 18-19, 2011 I will train to be a Provider Education Program Consumer Member.