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The mission of NAMI Austin is to improve the lives of all persons affected by serious mental illness by providing support, education and advocacy through a grassroots network. NAMI Austin is dedicated to supporting the inclusion of individuals with mental illness throughout the organization. NAMI Austin will provide guidance, coordination and resources to promote communication and education in Central Texas by:
• Combating stigma through education and raising public awareness that mental illnesses affect everyone and treatment works;
• Joining all partners of the mental health system toward the common goal of a comprehensive recovery-based model that meets the needs of all persons with serious mental illnesses in the community;
• Empowering interested community stakeholders to become informed participants at the national, state, county and local level through education in order to understand the comprehensive community mental health system and the needs of decision makers for knowledge that will allow for decisions to be made that will result in successful political and financial outcomes.
NAMI Austin is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization and an affiliate of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and NAMI Texas.
We are a volunteer network of families, consumers, friends, and concerned professionals working together to improve the quality of life for those affected by severe and persistent mental illness. Our goal is to enable each individual affected by a major brain disorder to live the best life possible. NAMI Austin provides a place to meet and learn from others and to let others learn from you.
We educate ourselves and others about mental illness.
We promote better treatment and support services, and advocate for research into the causes and treatments of mental illness.
We are a network of people working to improve the lives of all who are impacted by serious mental illness.
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