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from NAMI.org
Voice Awards Honor Advocates, Films and TV Shows NAMI recognizes the advocates, films and television shows that portray mental illness in a respectful way.
Technology as a Tool for Recovery—A Promising Practice
Howie Mandel: No Laughing Matter
YANA: I’m Not Crying For Your Attention
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NAMI

The Nation's Voice on Mental Illness

  • NAMI-- the National Alliance on Mental Illness -- is a grassroots, self-help, support, education and advocacy orgnization dedicated to improving the lives of all those affected  by serious mental illness.  This includes consumers diagnosed with a mental illness; their family members, relatives and friends; mental health professionals; and all who share NAMI's vision and mission.
  • NAMI welcomes as members all who share our mission to advocate on the behalf of consumers and family members, to promote research into the causes of and treatments for mental illnesses, and to combat the stigma and discrimination faced by consumers and their families.  Consumers are an essential and growing part of the NAMI membership and leadership.
  • NAMI was founded in 1979 by 254 people and now has more than 210,000 members in over 1,200 affiliate groups in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam.  NAMI is getting stronger every day.  In fact, Worth Magazine recently ranked NAMI in its "Top 100 charities most likely to change the world."
  • Millions of Americans, involving an estimated one in four families, are living with mental illness.  Most NAMI members are either a consumer or family member whose life is personally touched by a severe brain disorder such as:  Schizophrenia and other schizophrenia spectrum disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Severe Anxiety dDsorders, including Panic Disorder and Obsessive-compulsive Disorder.
  • The NAMI Helpline offers support and is staffed primarily by trained volunteers who can answer general questions about mental illness, provide referrals to local affilitate support groups, and offer a supportive, listening ear.  NAMI also provides up-to-date brochures and fact sheets about mental illnesses, treatment options, and other issues faced by families struggling with mental illness. The NAMI HelpLine can be reached by calling 1 (800) 950-NAMI (6264), Monday through Friday, 10 am- 6 pm, Eastern time.

    To reach NAMI Mississippi directly, please call (601) 899-9058 or (800) 357-0388.

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