NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots organization providing advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

Our Mission

The mission of NAMI DC is to support and educate family, friends, the public, and persons with a diagnosis of serious mental illness, and to advocate for the development of services.

What We Achieved in 2015

Participated in AKA Mental Health Impact Day

Delivered 20+ In Our Own Voice Presentations and participated in local community heritage events

Engaged 5 summer interns in legislative advocacy, visits to core service agencies, and outreach events at Howard University Dept. of Psychiatry 2015 Summer School

Additionally, engaged interns in farewell reception for Dr. William Lawson, completed surveys about mental health policies in the workplace, and reviewed landmark decisions from the Supreme Court and more!

Managed 700+ HelpLine requests

Facilitated weekly support group for 45+ weeks

Provided education, advocacy, and support via 4,000+ website visits

Distributed 500+ outreach materials

Reached more than 1,000 people during 20+ information sessions and trainings to federal agencies, law firms, and churches

Additional information sessions for mentors who support teen parents, foster parents, and medical students

Trained nearly 10 new facilitators for NAMI Signature Programs



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