What is NAMI?
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental
Illness; NAMI-Pierce is your local chapter.
Nationwide, the members and volunteers at over 1100 local NAMI
affiliates leverage their personal experiences with mental illness to support
each other in Recovery, erase the myths that still surround mental illness, and
educate our communities. NAMI chapters
are active here and in all 50 states.
How does NAMI help ?
NAMI-Pierce has weekly Recovery Support
Groups plus Family Groups for individuals and families touched by mental
illness. Support Groups and classes are not therapy. They are peer groups where we share
experiences and help each other resolve the challenges in our daily lives. In addition, NAMI sponsors Recovery Education
programs such as Peer to Peer and WRAP.
And we also offer classes, public information
forums, and up-to-date mental health
literature to the community. Some
of our members are trained speakers,
able to put a human face to the subject of mental illness for community groups.
All NAMI programs are free.