Who We Are
NAMI Whatcom is an affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Our mission is to encourage recovery and reintegration of persons with mental illnesses and to provide support, education, and advocacy for persons with mental illness and their families.
NAMI Whatcom is fully inclusive of individuals with mental illness and their families of all backgrounds and cultures. Our affiliate collaborates with others to advocate for system change and public policies that best serve to support recovery and resiliency for those whose lives are affected by mental illness.
NAMI Whatcom values support, education, advocacy and research. These are the "four pillars" of NAMI and have long been the foundation upon which we have built the NAMI movement.
What We Do
NAMI Whatcom provides support for persons with mental illness in numerous ways. We are a leading voice on service-related issues that impact the mentally ill. We educate families, professionals and the public about the scientific evidence that shows serious mental illnesses are neurobiological brain disorders.
We offer numerous programs and resources that encompass our values that support our mission. Our programs consist of the following free support groups, classes, and education opportunities: