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Welcome to NAMI Genesee

Welcome to the Genesee County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Genesee County). We are a grassroots family support group founded in 1983 and have over 120 dues paying members. There are over 50 local NAMI affiliates in Michigan and a state NAMI-Michigan office in Lansing Michigan. Our local motto is "Give hope and help".

Following the NAMI NATIONAL guidelines, we have four major goals:

  • Support: Provide personal sharing and empathy at monthly support meetings
  • Education: Provide opportunities to learn about mental illness, gain coping skills and find hope.
  • Advocacy: Provide opportunities to advocate for change that will improve the quality of life for our ill loved ones, including dispelling stigma and promoting the fact that mental illness is a physical disorder and is treatable. We advocate for governmental and private research of severe and persistent mental illnesses.
  • Co-operation: We work with other agencies who advocate quality care for those afflicted with a serious brain disorder and their families.

Ramona Deese Board Member
Genesee County, Michigan


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