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from NAMI.org
Celebrating Recovery through Work Elliott and Dianne Steele believed that there had to be a place where individuals with mental illness were celebrated as people and not treated like patients, so they created Vincent House.
Understanding What HIPAA Means for Mental Illness
My Journey With Bipolar
Help for Veterans Involved in the Justice System
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Purpose

NAMI Douglas County does not have a formal mission statement, but in practice we are a multifaceted group devoted to mutual support, self-education, community outreach, stigma-busting, and advocacy.  For information about attendance and membership, please see the Membership page.

Leadership

NAMI Douglas County members take turns accepting leadership responsibilities. We are governed by four elected officers and up to six additional board members. 

History

NAMI Douglas County is a grassroots organization. It was established in 1970 under the name "Families for Mental Health." The founding members were caregivers of relatives with serious brain disorders.  These individuals wanted to create a forum in which to share information, provide support for one another and their loved ones, and learn to be effective advocates.  When the group became a NAMI affiliate, it was renamed "NAMI Douglas County."   Coming soon: A history of our affiliate, written by one of the founding members!

 

 


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