What We Do

NAMI relies on gifts and contributions to support our important work.

We educate. Offered in thousands of communities across the United States through NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates, our education programs ensure hundreds of thousands of families, individuals, and educators get the support and information they need.

We support. NAMI holds a variety of support groups for family and friends of individuals with mental illnesses. These free groups are peer-led and provide a safe and confidential setting for those affected by mental illnesses to find community.

We advocate. NAMI shapes national public policy for people with mental illness and their families and provides volunteer leaders with the tools, resources, and skills necessary to save mental health in all states.

We listenOur toll-free NAMI HelpLine allows us to respond personally to hundreds of thousands of requests each year, providing free information and support—a much-needed lifeline for many.

We lead. Public awareness events and activities, including Mental Illness Awareness Week and NAMIWalks, successfully fight stigma and encourage understanding. NAMI also works with reporters on a daily basis to make sure our country understands how important mental health is.

The Information HelpLine is an information and referral service which can be reached by calling 1.800.950.NAMI (6264), Monday through Friday, 10 am- 6 pm, EST or by email at info@nami.org.

NAMI provides access to legal information. There are many reasons why people living with mental illness may need legal information, so we work to provide this information to you. Learn more.

NAMI Greenville is proud to provide resources for veterans and active duty military members, as well as their families, friends, and advocates. Learn more.

NAMI FaithNet is a network of NAMI members and friends dedicated to promoting caring faith communities and promoting the role of faith in recovery for individuals and families affected by mental illness. Learn more.

NAMI is the foundation for hundreds of NAMI State Organizations, NAMI Affiliates, 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. Find other local SC NAMI affiliates.

Strength of Us is an online community developed by NAMI and young adults. It’s designed to inspire young adults impacted by mental health issues to think positive, stay strong, and achieve their goals through peer support and resource sharing. Visit website.

Browse through hundreds of NAMI’s interactive group forums. With topics ranging from illness management, to job-hunting, to relationships, it has never been easier to connect with others who’ve shared your lived experience. Visit web page.

Here’s Garland Mattox (President of the NAMI Greenville Board of Directors) discussing NAMI Greenville’s impact on her and her family.