NAMI of Hamilton County is a grass-roots education, support and advocacy organization founded in 1979. We offer educational programs, support groups and an information and referral phone line. We work together with our national organization NAMI and our state affiliate NAMI Ohio.
NAMI of Hamilton County is dedicated to improving the lives of families and individuals affected by mental illness through education, support, and advocacy.
In pursuing our mission, NAMI of Hamilton County is committed to the following values:
Recovery: Recovery is possible with comprehensive treatment. Mental illness, like most other illnesses, is comprised of biological, psychological, and social factors.
Access toTreatment: All individuals should have access to treatment appropriate to their needs.
Needs Adequately Addressed: The needs of all those affected by mental illness, including consumers, family members, friends and others, should be adequately addressed.
No Guilt, Shame, Blame or Stigma: There should be no stigma associated with mental illness.
Collaboration: Collaboration within the mental health community is vital to effective treatment and recovery.
Excellence: All NAMI's support, education and advocacy programs should be conducted with the highest possible standards.
Inclusion: All segments of the community should be included as we seek to be the voice for mental health in Hamilton County.
Respect: All individuals should be treated with respect in every situtation.
Openness and Responsive to Change: NAMI will be quick to adapt to positive research, medications, and treatment, and will be willing to consider changes that will improve the delivery of our mission.
Fiscal Responsibility: Financial policies and decisions will be carefully weighed in order to optimize the use of resources in the most efficient and effective manner.
We are hopeful that by 2020, NAMI of Hamilton County will be recognized at the primary source of education about mental health for families and consumers in our community.