NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS
As long as the mental health crisis still exists, none of us can truly rest.
NATIONAL HELPLINE: 1-800-273-8255
Welcome to the website of NAMI Hernando! This is where you will find information about who we are, what we do and the various programs we offer to help raise the quality of life for those living with mental illness (Consumers) and those who love and support them. All of our programs are free and open to all who are interested.
The best way to check us out and see if we can be of assistance to you is to click on any of the links to the left.
WHAT IS NAMI?
Improving Lives – NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nations’ largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. The national and local organizations are made up of families, professionals in Mental Health and persons with a diagnosis.
NAMI has national/state organizations and local affiliates in more than 1,100 communities across the country that focuses on three cornerstones of activity that offer hope, reform, and health; Support, education & advocacy.
EVERY MOMENT COUNTS
The families and members of NAMI Hernando are here to help! We offer understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness.
Mental illnesses are brain disorders that are biologically based medical problems. Untreated, they can cause severe disturbances in thinking, feeling and relating.
This results in substantially diminished capacity for dealing with the ordinary demands of life. Mental illness can affect persons of any age and occur in any family. They are not caused by bad parenting and not evidence of weakness of character.
Working together we can make a difference
By Sharon Swanson, NAMI Hernando Board of Director More then twenty five years ago I was married to a good husband and father to our five children. I worked in the field Of substance abuse and mental health. One of the five; Steven had substance abuse and mental health problems. Steve was treated several times and would do well and then he would relapse. When other families talked [...]