The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI has over 600 state organizations and affiliates across the nation.
We hope this guide is helpful to the NAMI community and the greater public during this difficult period.Read More
The YMCA of the Northwoods recently ran a series of video presentations called Recharge! The program addresses the seven dimensions of wellness. NAMI Northern Lakes Executive Director Mick Fiocchi was invited to talk about mental health and NAMI, as part of the session on the Emotional dimension of wellness.Read More
In what will be among the largest and boldest urban police reform experiment in decades San Francisco is creating and preparing to deploy teams of professionals from the fire and health departments — not police — to respond to most calls for people in a psychiatric, behavioral or substance abuse crisis.Read More
MARION, Iowa (Iowa’s News Now) — Marion City Council approved an agreement between the Marion Police Department and Foundation 2 Crisis Services on Thursday night.
The two will develop a co-responder program to embed a Foundation 2 crisis counselor within the department.Read More
At NAMI, we know that many people in our communities have been treated poorly and unfairly by the justice system. Last year, the NAMI HelpLine received thousands of calls from people requesting legal resources. We also know that people of color—much like people with mental health conditions—are over-represented in the criminal justice system and often lack access to quality and culturally-competent mental health care.Read More
Nearly four months into the COVID-19 pandemic, many Northwoods residents continue to wage daily battles with anxiety, depression and related mental illnesses. At their side is the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Northern Lakes, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that provides support, public education and advocacy to individuals and families in Oneida, Vilas and Forest counties who are living with mental illness.Read More