The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization. NAMI was established nationally, 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 1,200 affiliate organizations throughout the nation.
NAMI Montgomery County Ohio (NAMI-MC), founded in 1988, is an affiliate of NAMI Ohio. 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. NAMI-MC is dedicated to improving the lives of family members, friends and persons with mental illness through education, outreach, referral, support and advocacy.