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There are two levels of sign-in accounts: Registered User and Member. Registered User accounts are free and available to anyone through our Registration page. Member accounts are only available to dues-paying NAMI members. In order for the Web site to recognize you as a member, you have to be signed in with a Member account. Accounts that you create yourself through the Registration page will not give you member-level access, even if you are a NAMI member.
There are two ways to obtain a Member-level sign-in account. If you already have a NAMInet account, this will give you member-level access to NAMI.org. If not, then your default Member account consists of using your NAMI member ID as your user name and your last name as your password. Your member ID is a ten-digit number. If you do not know your member ID, you may find it on the mailing label of your Advocate magazine, or by looking it up here.
Once you have signed in with your Member account, you will have member-level access to all areas of NAMI.org. You must with this account any time you want member-level access.
Note: We highly recommend that you change your user name to something other than your member number once you have signed in. This will make it easier for you to remember, and will keep your member number more secure. Also please be sure to verify that there is a valid email address associated with your account. For more information on these two matters, see below.
Once you have signed in to the site, you may change any of your personal information by clicking on the myNAMI button in the left-hand margin of any page on the site. Once there, click myProfile to update user name, password, email address or mailing address. Click on myPreferences to personalize the types of information you are interested in. Click mySubscriptions to subscribe or unsubscribe from e-mail newsletters.
NAMI sends out many different types of e-communications, and you have the ability to subscribe or unsubscribe from each. To do so, click on the myNAMI button in the left-hand margin of any page on the site.
... click the mySubscriptions link to subscribe or unsubscribe from any of our e-newsletters (e-News, StigmaBusters, etc.), or general notifications from NAMI
... click the myPreferences link and check whether you wish to receive "email notifications" related to your chosen interests, then click the "submit" button.
NAMInet is the name of NAMI's intranet system. At this time, the system is in transition. Much of what was formerly available only through NAMInet is now available on NAMI.org. Eventually, NAMInet will be completely enfolded into NAMI.org.
NAMInet access is available only to dues-paying members of NAMI. If you are a member of NAMI and have a member-level sign-in account (see #2 above), follow these instructions for NAMInet access.
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Please refer to our Link Policy for information on requesting a link to your Web site. NAMI.org does not currently have an area devoted only to links. Instead, links are added contextually, as sources of additional information for a particular article or topic. So when submitting your link, be sure to indicate which specific section of the Web site you feel it most appropriately belongs in.
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NAMI, The Nation's Voice on Mental Illness was founded in 1979 as the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. "NAMI" was officially made our corporate name in 1997, after a vote of the membership. This was done after years of discussion that the full name was not person-first language and perpetuated the very stigma we hoped to erase.
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