About National Alliance on Mental Illness
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a non-profit, voluntary health organization dedicated to providing mutual support, education, advocacy, and research funding for people affected by mental illness, their families, and friends. The organization also serves those who have been diagnosed with schizophrenic depression and other related disorders. Established in 1979, this self-help organization refers individuals to nationwide support groups, services, and outreach programs. Educational materials produced by the organization include a database, directories, annual reports, informational brochures, pamphlets, a bimonthly newsletter entitled “The Advocate,” and “The Decade of the Brain,” NAMI’s quarterly publication for presenting research, clinical practices and advances, and policy updates relevant to serious brain disorders.