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|YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
||THERE IS HOPE.
||WE CAN HELP.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization and operates at the national, state, and local level. We, the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Prince George's County (NAMI-PG), are the local affiliate and operate as the "County's Voice on Mental Illness."
NAMI-PG is a non-profit (501c3) organization dedicated to serving the needs of individuals with mental illness and their families. We provide support, resources, education, and advocacy to improve the quality of life for many in our community who are affected by severe mental illnesses including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, mood disorders, co-occurring mental and substance use disorders, and others. Our programs, workshops, classes, and services are free to residents of Prince George's County.
Our Core Values
Hope, understanding, respect, and encouragement
Build better lives for persons and their families who are living with mental illness
Empower persons with mental illness and their families through support, education, and advocacy that will transform their lives. Increase awareness in the community about the many types of mental illness (and related effects) and the need for quality, accessible treatment and rehabilitative services. Develop community partnerships and advocate for supported employment, affordable and quality housing, and educational and training opportunities for the mentally disabled living in our county.
We recommend that families know the following major warning signals and seek medical opinion if these symptoms persist:
- Changes in personality or mood
- Withdrawal from others, abnormal self centeredness
- Confused or delusional thinking
- Strange or grandiose ideas
- Persistent depression, apathy or extreme mood swings
- Excessive anxiety, worries, or fears
- Changes in eating or sleeping patterns
- Difficulty in coping with daily activities
- Inappropriate emotions
- Denial of obvious problems
- Increased use of alcohol; use of drugs
- Violent or suicidal thoughts or actions
- Anger or hostility out of proportion to the situation
We have a help line for consumers and families seeking assistance and resources. Call (301) 429-0970.
We can provide information related to:
- Crisis Intervention for emergency situations
- Providers of mental health care and related services
- Community hospitals providing psychiatric in-patient care
- Prince Georgeâ€™s County Mental Health Court
Community Outreach & Advocacy
Health Fairs, Other Business, Church & Community Events â€“ NAMI members/volunteers participate in numerous community outreach activities across the county to increase awareness of NAMIâ€™s support, programs and services.
County Legislators â€“ NAMI members and others engage in ongoing communication with local and state legislators to advocate for public policies to improve mental health services, reduce stigma associated with mental illness, and support effective treatment and recovery programs.
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
NAMI-PG Membership â€“ Join Today!! For only $35.00 per year, you will have access to more information, contacts, and services with your NAMI-PG membership. By growing the NAMI PG affiliate, we can achieve greater support for the needs of the mentally ill in our communities. Please complete the NAMI-PG membership application and mail with your $35.00 check or money to: NAMI Prince Georgeâ€™s County, P.O. Box 959, Greenbelt, Maryland 20768.
Monetary Donations are needed to support our programs and services. Your annual or monthly tax deductible contributions will help NAMI expand its outreach efforts to more individuals and their families living with mental illness in our communities. Please complete the donor form and include with your check or money order to: NAMI Prince Georgeâ€™s County, P.O. Box 959, Greenbelt, Maryland 20768.
Volunteers are always needed for activities and other efforts to achieve our shared mission. Everyone has a skill, talent, or expertise that can be shared to help others. We need your assistance in making NAMI-PG the best it can be on behalf of those with the greatest need in our community. Please send an email indicating your interest to volunteer: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Thank you to Our Community Partners
On Our Own of Prince George's County
Southern Maryland Hospital
Colony South Hotel
City of New Carrollton
Maryland Mental Health Administration
Prince George's County Department of Family Services
University of Maryland, Department of Psychiatry
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Kingdom Square Baptist Church
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