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The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Texas (NAMI Texas) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by volunteers in 1984. NAMI Texas is affiliated with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and has 27 local affiliates throughout Texas. NAMI Texas has nearly 5,000 members made up of mental health consumers, family members, friends, and professionals. Its purpose is to help improve the lives of people affected by mental illness through education, support, and advocacy.

NAMI Texas has a variety of education and support directed to mental health consumers, family members, friends, professionals, other stake holders, and the community at large to address the mental health needs of Texans. NAMI Texas works to inform the public about mental illness by distributing information about mental illness through every means of communication. Interviews are produced on television, stories are featured in newspapers, brochures are produced and distributed, referrals are provided and newsletters and other publications are utilized.

Our Vision

The vision of NAMI Texas is to ensure acceptance of and treatment for all those with mental illness to facilitate recovery.

While retaining our grassroots values, NAMI Texas will:

  • become the most effective provider of support and educational opportunities reaching all persons in the state;
  • dramatically grow the membership;
  • eliminate the stigma of mental illness; and
  • lead the way with successful advocacy efforts.

 
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