NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. Members of NAMI are families, friends and people living with mental illness such as major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder.
NAMI Southwest Ohio is an affiliate of NAMI. For more information, click here.
Mental illnesses are real diseases causing disturbances in feeling, relating, or thinking. These illnesses do not discriminate and affect people of all ages, ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.One out of every four families in America has a member who lives with mental illness. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that one in four adults—approximately 57.7 million Americans—experiences a mental health disorder in a given year. The World Health Organization predicts that by 2020, mental illness will be the second leading cause of disability worldwide, after heart disease.
The families and members of NAMI Southwest Ohio are here to help! We offer understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness.