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The mission of NAMI Texas is to improve the lives of all persons affected by serious mental illness by providing support, education and advocacy through a grassroots network.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Texas (NAMI Texas) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by volunteers in 1984. NAMI Texas is affiliated with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and has 45 local affiliates throughout Texas. NAMI Texas has nearly 10,000 members made up of mental health consumers, family members, friends, and professionals. Its purpose is to help improve the lives of people affected by mental illness through education, support, and advocacy.
NAMI Texas has a variety of education and support directed to mental health consumers, family members, friends, professionals, other stake holders, and the community at large to address the mental health needs of Texans. NAMI Texas works to inform the public about mental illness by distributing information about mental illness through every means of communication. Interviews are produced on television, stories are featured in newspapers, brochures are produced and distributed, referrals are provided and newsletters and other publications are utilized.