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About NAMI

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 Local 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.

Since its inception in 1979, NAMI has established itself as the foremost 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 improved access to care.

NAMI's awareness efforts successfully address the stigma of mental illness, breaking down 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. NAMI’s support efforts expand to meet the challenges of a changing world by supporting virtual communities of help and hope to millions through and NAMI’s social media channels.

NAMI North Texas was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in Texas in 1982. It is a 501-c-3 tax-deductible charitable organization. NAMI North Texas is the local affiliate of NAMI National and NAMI Texas. Here at NAMI North Texas we provide services to Dallas, Rockwall, Denton, and Collin Counties. 

How We Help

NAMI North Texas understands that having a mental health condition not only affects the individual diagnosed, but also those who play a crucial role in the individual's life. We extend our services to:

  • Family members, friends and loved ones

  • Local community

  • Mental health professionals

Every entity of an individual's support network should be actively involved in the treatment process. Receiving a diagnosis is only the first step toward recovery. Collaboration, advocacy and education support recovery.

Who Can Access Services

Here are a few ways NAMI North Texas help individuals and their families affected by mental health conditions:

  • NAMI North Texas provides information, resources and support.

  • NAMI North Texas sponsors speakers and educational and informational programs, provides family and peer education courses and support groups, organizes seminars, and reaches out to the community.

  • NAMI North Texas advocates for improved and equitable services and  nondiscriminatory funds at local, state and federal levels for persons with mental health conditions. NAMI North Texas advocates for a community continuum of care, adequate treatment, therapy and support systems.  NAMI North Texas advocates for effective new generation medications, supported housing, social and job skills rehabilitation, and employment. NAMI North Texas advocates for appropriate health care and insurance parity.

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