NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Over 100 videos are on YouTube and are updated frequently.
From its inception in 1979, NAMI has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. For three decades, NAMI has established itself as the most formidable grassroots mental health advocacy organization in the country. Dedication, steadfast commitment and unceasing belief in NAMI’s mission by grassroots advocates have produced profound changes. NAMI’s greatest strength is the dedication of our grassroots leaders and members. We are the families, friends and individuals that serve to strengthen communities across the country. Due in large part to generous individual, corporate, and foundation donations, NAMI is able to build on its success and continue to focus on three cornerstones of activity that offer hope, reform, and health to our American community: Awareness, Education, and Advocacy.
What You Need to Know is a 24 page brochure published by NAMI. It provides information about first episode of psychosis; a section specific to teens and young adults with mental illness; diagnosis, treatment and recovery; a description of frequently diagnosed mental illnesses; and two pages of additional resources.
This is a pdf document you can view, save or print and does requires Adobe Reader which can be downloaded free of charge.
Since 1979, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has been offering education, support, advocacy and, most especially, hope backed by science for individuals and families affected by mental illness. Since then, NAMI has been the most formidable grassroots mental health organization in the country. NAMI Washington supports the work of local NAMI affilliates in communities large and small around the state. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all those affected by mental illness. We do this by providing a statewide, unifying voice of advocacy and coordinating the delivery of education, support and recovery.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Greater Seattle began in 1978, as a statewide organization, WAMI (Washington Advocates for the Mentally Ill). In response to a tragedy involving mental illness, eight strangers came together to see what they could do to inform the public, influence the legislature, and support those who struggle with mental illness, their families and friends. WAMI/NAMI Greater Seattle has continued this work ever since.