What Is NAMI and NAMI Bozeman
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Across the country, thousands of trained NAMI volunteers bring peer-led programs to a wide variety of community settings, from churches to schools to NAMI Affiliates. With the unique understanding of people with lived experience, these programs and support groups provide outstanding free education, skills training and support.
NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.
- Located in Bozeman, Montana, NAMI Bozeman is a NAMI Affiliate.
- NAMI Bozeman and dedicated volunteer grassroots leaders work together to raise awareness and provide essential education, advocacy and support group programs for people living with mental illness and their loved ones.
- NAMI Bozeman addresses the mental illness needs of our community, replaces stigma with understanding and helps thousands of families and individuals each year.
NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.
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. Throughout the country, our NAMI State Organizations and Affiliates host support groups, for both those with mental illness and caregivers, so that no one feels alone in their mental health journey.
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 listen. Our 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 works with reporters on a daily basis to make sure our country understands how important mental health is.
Hope - Inclusion -Empowerment - Compassion - Fairness
HOPE: We believe in the possibility of recovery, wellness and the potential in all of us.
INCLUSION: We embrace diverse backgrounds, cultures and perspectives.
EMPOWERMENT: We promote confidence, self-efficacy and service to our mission.
COMPASSION: We practice respect, kindness and empathy.
FAIRNESS: We fight for equality and justice.