The Nations Voice on Mental Illness
What is NAMI?
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-
Founded in 1979, NAMI has more than 210,000 family members and consumers who seek equitable services for people with severe mental illnesses. There are 1,200 state and local affiliates of NAMI. All of these groups work on the national, state, and local levels to educate about severe brain disorders, support increased funding for research, and advocate for adequate health insurance, housing, rehabilitation, and jobs for people with serious psychiatric illnesses.
San Luis Obispo County Affiliate (NAMI SLOCO)
NAMI SLOCO is a charitable non-
NAMI SLOCO Welcomes:
There is Hope!
With proper management of the disease and use of current medications, many of the mentally ill become productive citizens able to integrate with society. Good care in appropriate living arrangements, plus the support of family and friends, can also make a difference.
What do I do if my Loved One has been arrested?
A step by step guide to help families cope with the mental health / criminal justice systems in San Luis Obispo County when a family member afflicted with a severe and persistent brain disorder is arrested.
Medical Information Form for submittal to agency holding your loved one.
Meetings are held in the fourth Tuesday of each month at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, corner of Pismo and Nipomo in SLO.
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