Our Mission To ally with the community for the well-being of Consumers and Families who need advocacy, support, and education about Mental Illness and to participate in Research that alleviates suffering by promoting effective intervention and better understanding of the biological basis of Mental Health.
Who We Are NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.
NAMI is the foundation for hundreds of NAMI State Organizations, NAMI Affiliates like NAMI OKC Metro and volunteer leaders who work in local communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy and support group programs.
Our History Since its inception in 1979, NAMI has established itself as the most formidable grassroots mental health advocacy organization in the country. Dedication, steadfast commitment and unceasing belief in the NAMI's mission have produced profound changes.
NAMI has been the driving force behind a national investment in lifesaving research, parity for mental health care, increased housing and to ensure that treatments and services are available to those in need when they need them most.
NAMI awareness efforts have successfully addressed the stigma of mental illness, ensuring the decrease of barriers to treatment and recovery. NAMI’s signature education programs have served as a beacon of hope for hundreds of thousands of families and individuals. As the need remains, so will NAMI.
What We Do NAMI offers the understanding that only those with the lived experience of mental illness can provide. Together with our grassroots volunteers, we work every day to provide help and hope to millions of Americans.
Support, Education, Awareness, Advocacy, Research Every day, we reach out and respond to those in need.