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NAMI Fox Valley exists to improve the lives of those affected by mental illness.
NAMI Fox Valley, the Appleton-based affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, provides education, support and advocacy programs at little or no cost for people with mental illness, their family members and our community.
With the support of donors and funders, we are able to provide support groups for those with severe mental illness and their families; teach classes to educate family members, police, and the public about mental illness; and empower those with mental illness to make presentations to the community to show that living well with mental illness is possible.
Our 16 education and support programs consistently receive the highest ratings from attendees for developing coping skills; decreasing their sense of social isolation; increasing their sense of hope for recovery; and increasing their knowledge of community mental health resources.
In 2011, NAMI Fox Valley served more than 3,100 consumers, family and community members with our programs. Demand for our programs and services continue to grow, as we expand our reach into the community to help more and more people affected by mental illness.