NAMI and CIT: A History of the Memphis Program
NAMI’s involvement and commitment to CIT programs goes back to the very beginning. In 1986, when Ann Dino’s son was transported to the hospital in a police car because he had a mental illness and the ambulance wouldn’t take him, she found the strength to ask “Why?”
This is the story of how CIT started in Memphis, Tennessee.
Share Your Story
Do you have a CIT success story? Share your experience on You Are Not Alone or the NAMI Blog. Please take a look at our Submissions Guidelines before submitting. NAMI also offers other opportunities to share your mental health story. Explore NAMI In Our Own Voice to learn more.
Find a CIT Program
- Explore the University of Memphis’ database of CIT programs. There are thousands of CIT programs creating change in communities across the country. Use this database to learn about regional, county and city CIT programs and how to get in contact with program coordinators.
- Connect to your local NAMI. NAMI Affiliates and State Organizations are a great resource to learn about how CIT might be working in your community.
- Can’t find a CIT program in your community and want to start one? You can learn more about starting a successful CIT program here.
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