What is NAMI?
The National Alliance on Mental Illness
is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization,
established in 1979, for mental health clients and their families as a
self-help organization dedicated to providing support, education and
advocacy to anyone affected by persistent biologically based brain
There are 220,000 NAMI members nationwide with 1200 affiliates throughout the nation. NAMI Clark, Greene and Madison Counties, Ohio is a chapter of NAMI Ohio joining around 60 other state affiliates. The state coalition represents an important link in efforts to improve the quality of life for those with mental illness by implementing and integrating services and policies determined at the state level.
Brain disorders are real diseases causing disturbances in feeling, relating or thinking. These illnesses do not discriminate, affecting people of all ages, races, cultures and socioeconomic classes.
NAMI maintains a drop-in Center located in Clark County at 222 East Street, Springfield, Ohio and serves breakfast and lunch daily. NAMI is in the process of finding a new home for its Greene County drop-in center. The drop-in centers are safe and confidential places where adults with mental illness can socialize and participate in activities. NAMI support groups are held regularly throughout the community. For more information, please choose the link below
NAMI Clark, Greene and Madison Counties
(The Vernon Center)
222 East Street
Springfield, Ohio 45505
Web site: www.namicgm.org