About NAMI Savannah

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, support and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.

Mission and Goals

Our Mission

NAMI Savannah is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness through recovery-focused support, education and advocacy.

Our Vision

NAMI envisions a world where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives supported by a community that cares.

Our Values

  • Hope - We believe in the possibility of recovery, wellness, and the potential in all of us.
  • Inclusion - We embrace diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives.
  • Empowerment - We promote confidence, self-efficacy, and service to our mission.
  • Compassion - We practice respect, kindness and empathy.
  • Fairness - We fight for equity and justice.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At NAMI, we believe a diverse, inclusive and equitable organization (or Alliance) is one where all employees, volunteers and members — regardless of gender, race, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, education, disability, veteran status or other dimension of diversity — feel valued and respected.

We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and to providing equal opportunity for employment, participation and advancement in all programs and worksites.

NAMI Savannah affiliate is a support, education and advocacy organization made up of individuals living with a mental illness and their families and friends. We offer Recovery Support Groups designed for people living with a mental disorder as well as Family Support Groups for their loved ones.

NAMI Savannah also provides a Peer-to-Peer educational course for individuals who live with a mental disorder, a 8- week Family-to-Family course for family caregivers of adults with a mental disorder and a six-week NAMI Basics educational course for parents and other primary caregivers of children and adolescents living with a mental disorder. Our goals are:

  • To provide support, education and advocacy for persons who have mental illness and their families.
  • To work toward an improved quality of life for children, adolescents and adults with a mental disorder and their families.
  • To bring awareness to our communities to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.
  • To advocate for persons with mental illness at the local, state and national level.

Contact us: nami-savannah@namisavannah.org

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