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What is NAMI?
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization. NAMI was established in 1979 for mental health clients and their families as a self-help organization dedicated to providing support, education, and advocacy to anyone affected by persistent biologically based brain disorders or mental illnesses.
There are over 220,000 NAMI members nationwide with 1200 affiliates throughout the nation. NAMI Montgomery County is a branch of NAMI Ohio joining 60 other branches. The state coalition represents an important link in efforts to improve the quality of life for those with mental illness by implementing and integrating services and policies determined at the state level.
Welcoming our new Executive Director.
The first week of June marked the conclusion of Michelle's last day as executive director. Michelle was the executive director for the last 5 years, and has had a large part in creating what NAMI is today. We wish her the best as she pursues her Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University.
With every end, there is a new beginning. The new executive director, Linda D. Stagles, has been involved with NAMI for over a decade. Click below to learn more about Linda and the rest of your local NAMI team.
Throughout the Montgomery County area, NAMI Montgomery County provides a number of free education classes and support groups.
Looking to get involved?
There are a few ways to contribute to NAMI Montgomery County:
- Monetary donations
- Food/Snack/Drink donations
- Become a volunteer
- Become a trained facilitator for education classes or support groups