NAMI Dane County is the founding chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by mental illness. MISSION
The mission of NAMI Dane County is to provide education, support, and advocacy for people affected by mental illness in Dane County.
VISION: NAMI Dane County will be the thought and knowledge leader on mental illness, ensuring a stigma-free community where all people affected by mental illness find the help, hope, and support they need.
WHAT WE DO: NAMI Dane County relies on gifts and contributions to support our important work:
We provide peer-led education and support programs to help people affected by mental illness get the support and information they need to better understand mental illness and navigate the mental health system.
We provide community education and outreach to reduce stigma and help the general public better understand mental illness.
We provide Crisis Intervention Trainings (CIT/CIP) to law enforcement on how to better respond to people experiencing a mental health crisis
We advocate at the local, state, and national levels for increased funding and better access to quality mental health services.
We promote public awareness through events and activities such as NAMIWalks to reduce stigma and encourage understanding.