National Alliance on Mental Illness Austin
NAMI Austin is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization and an affiliate of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and NAMI Texas. Founded in 1984, NAMI Austin has been serving the greater Austin area for more than 30 years.
The mission of NAMI Austin is to improve the lives of all persons affected by serious mental illness by providing support, education and advocacy through a grassroots network. NAMI Austin is dedicated to supporting the inclusion of individuals with mental illness throughout the organization. NAMI Austin will provide guidance, coordination and resources to promote communication and education in Central Texas by:
• Combating stigma through education and raising public awareness that mental illnesses affect everyone and treatment works;
• Joining all partners of the mental health system toward the common goal of a comprehensive recovery-based model that meets the needs of all persons with serious mental illnesses in the community;
• Empowering interested community stakeholders to become informed participants at the national, state, county and local level through education in order to understand the comprehensive community mental health system and the needs of decision makers for knowledge that will allow for decisions to be made that will result in successful political and financial outcomes.
The Vision of NAMI Austin is to ensure acceptance of and treatment for all those with mental illness and to facilitate their recovery through support, education and advocacy.