NAMI's mission is to build better lives for individuals, families, and all those affected by mental illness.
Founded in 1979, NAMI - the National Alliance on Mental Illness - the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization, has become the nation's voice on mental illness - with over 1100 affiliates across the country including NAMI Acadiana. Dedication, steadfast commitment and unceasing belief in NAMI's mission by grassroots advocates have produced profound changes. NAMI's greatest strength is the dedication of our grassroots leaders and members. We are the families, friends and individuals that serve to strengthen communities across the country by providing free programs of education, support and advocacy. NAMI Acadiana is dependent on generous donations of individuals and corporations in our community to provide help and hope through our programs.