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.
Established as a NAMI affiliate in 1986, NAMI Greenville’s mission is to serve the needs of all whose lives are touched by mental illness and to improve the quality of life and treatment for those living with mental illness and their family members through education, support, and advocacy. NAMI Greenville offers free peer education, training programs and services for individuals, families, health care providers, first-responders and the general public. NAMI’s programs provide relevant information, valuable insight, and the opportunity to engage in supportive networks.
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.
And NAMI’s support efforts expand to meet the challenges of a changing world by supporting virtual communities of help and hope to millions through NAMI.org and NAMI’s social media channels.
As the need remains, so will NAMI.