NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. Members of NAMI are families, friends and people living with mental illness such as major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder.
NAMI Warren County is an affiliate of NAMI Ohio. There are approximately 50 local affiliates in Ohio.
Mental illnesses are real diseases causing disturbances in feeling, relating, or thinking. These illnesses do not discriminate, affecting people of all ages, ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
One out of every four families in America has a member who lives with mental illness. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that one in four adults – approximately 57.7 million Americans – experiences a mental health disorder in a given year. The World Health Organization predicts that by 2020, mental illness will be the second leading cause of disability worldwide, after heart disease.