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from NAMI.org
A Groundbreaking Commitment to Psychiatric Research After receiving a $650 million gift The Broad Institute is set to try and find the genetic causes of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses.
YANA: We Are More Than Just Numbers
Helping Young People Share Their Experiences and Find Support
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month: The Time for Action Is Now
-more at NAMI.org-
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Our History

In June 1980, a group of families began meeting on a regular basis to share their mutual concerns about their family members dealing with severe and persistent mental illness.  These meetings were moderated by a professional therapist and were held at Johnson County Mental Health Center.  The meetings were designed to provide education and support for anyone attending.  Because of an increase of attendance over time, the families felt a need to formally organize.

Our group was informally organized with the cooperation and assistance of Johnson County Mental Health Center in January 1982.  Board officers and directors were appointed in April 1982, with specific duties and the primary goal of opening a drop-in center for adults with SPMI.  That center, known as The In Pace, was dedicated on November 22, 1983.

This group of families, along with consumers and other friends, became affiliate with NAMI in 1989.  Our Mission Statement explains our expanded purpose in being NAMI members:

Mission Statement

NAMI Johnson County, Inc. is devoted to improving the quality of life of those affected by biological brain disorders known as mental illness through:

  • peer support and education for families, consumers, and friends
  • advocacy and
  • eradication of stigma

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