February 6, 2016 | By: Paso del Norte Children’s Development Center
Categories: Diagnosis & Healthcare
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness. They are a national organization with state and local chapters. NAMI works to raise awareness about mental illness. They also offer free education, advocacy and support. They are the largest grassroots mental health group in the country.
They were started by families in 1979 and have become the nation’s leading voice on mental health issues. NAMI depends on volunteers, the heartbeat and pulse of their organization, to achieve their goals. They provide their volunteers with the tools, resources and skills needed to train others on mental health issues.
NAMI’s toll free helpline responds to hundreds of thousands of contacts each year. They provide information and support. They also offer public awareness events, presentations and support groups. NAMI Education Classes include classes for parents, family members, caregivers and others who want to learn more about mental health disorders and how to support their loved ones.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness has a variety of services for people with mental illness and their families. It is a “one stop shop” that helps the community understand what mental illness is and how it affects those living with it.
For more information contact NAMI El Paso at 915-778-5726 or email them. Their office is at 6044 Gateway Blvd. East, Suite 401 in El Paso. Don’t forget to check our page on Find Services, Groups and Events for more resources on mental health issues.
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