National Alliance on Mental Illness
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Individually we have little clout, but united we can bring
about needed change. Our loved ones with mental illnesses
are not inferior human beings. They deserve a chance in
our society. We can make the difference in their lives.
NAMI Atlantic County provides support, encouragement,
education, advocacy and a caring atmosphere to help with
problems that can be overwhelming if faced alone.
Our goals are:
• To support and encourage families to deal successfully
with the problems of their family members who have a
mental illness as well as those who have a co-occurring
substance abuse problem.
• To learn more about our local and state mental health
systems: how they work, how to use them gainfully, and
how to change them.
• To follow new research and treatment possibilities.
• To join with similar groups throughout the State and
Nation in identifying and working for improved treatment
• To advocate for and support legislation to improve
programs and research in the field of mental health.
• To work to develop adequate aftercare services,
especially a mental health court, residential
alternatives, and employment opportunities.
• To provide the Family-to-Family Education Course each
spring and fall. This nationally-acclaimed 12-week class
is provided at no cost to families dealing with a mental
illness. Membership is not required to attend.