NAMI Pensacola is a non-profit organization affiliated with NAMI Florida and NAMI National. The Pensacola affiliate seeks to provide support to families of the chronically mentally ill; to promote the education of its members and the community about mental illness; to advocate for the rights of, and better services for the care of the chronically mentally ill; and to foster research to find the causes and a cure for mental illness.
The mission of NAMI Pensacola is to provide support to the loved ones of the chronically mentally ill and to promote education about mental illnesses, both to our members and to the community as a whole.
We educate. NAMI Pensacola offers a free 12-week course, the Family-to-Family Education Program, twice a year for members and the community. It is taught by trained NAMI members who have lived with this experience. At one of the regular monthly meetings, presentations on subjects of interest to the membership and the community may be included. These may include speakers or films and documentaries on current issues and advances.
We advocate. NAMI serves as an advocate for those who live with a mental illness by bringing their problems to the attention of local, state and federal government and by pressing for supervised residential facilities and good community support systems. NAMI works for the inclusion of families in the care and treatment of the mentally ill. We look for ways to bring families and providers closer together by sharing insights and techniques.
We listen. Our toll-free NAMI HelpLine allows us to respond personally to hundreds of thousands of requests each year, providing free referral, information and support—a much-needed lifeline for many. Call NAMI HelpLine 1-800-950-6264