Founded in 1979, NAMI works to achieve equitable services and treatment for more than 15 million Americans nationwide who live with severe mental illnesses. It also provides support and education for the families of those afflicted.
Hundreds of thousands of volunteers participate in more than 1,000 local affiliates and 50 state organizations (see “Resources” page) to provide education and support, combat stigma, support increased funding for research and advocate for adequate health insurance, housing, rehabilitation and jobs for people with mental illnesses and their families.
NAMI offers and shares compassion, hope, education, coping and advocacy skills to families and friends of the mentally ill. We seek to understand the illness which affects our loved ones, and find ways to make our lives more endurable. We hope that by coming together as a support group we will find common ground on which to work towards better relationships with our mentally ill family members.
NAMI of Summit County welcomes those who are experiencing the grief, pain and anger which engulfs their lives when mental illness strikes a loved one..