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What Is NAMI?


Last updated 3/18/2019 at 3:15pm

By Kay Speckman,

Although NAMI has had a presence in Transylvania County for more than 10 years, members are frequently asked, “What is NAMI?”

With more than 168,000 members, the National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation’s leading grassroots organization solely dedicated to improving lives of persons with severe mental illness, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety disorders. NAMI has more than 1,140 state and local affiliates in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada. Its efforts f...

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