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Founded in 1979, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the largest grassroots mental health organization in the United States, working to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness through education, support, and advocacy.

NAMI has approximately 1,000 state and local affiliates. Affiliates elect national board members to staggered terms at NAMI’s annual convention. The board has advisory councils comprising state presidents, state executive directors, and military service members and veterans. A consumer council comprising individuals living with mental illness elected from each state also advises the board.

Focus on Treatment and Recovery

NAMI seeks improved care and treatment for depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder, and other mental health conditions that significantly affect an individual. ...

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