Welcome to NAMI Monterey County's website!
NAMI Monterey County is Monterey County's source for supporting family members who have loved ones suffering from a mental illness. NAMI Monterey County was founded by people who were affected by mental illness within their families. We are affiliated with NAMI California and NAMI National.
NAMI Monterey County Mission Statement:
NAMI Monterey County offers hope and reduction of stigma associated with mental illness through education, advocacy, service access, and support for families and their loved ones living with mental illness. To this end, the corporation seeks to enhance the quality and fulfillment of their lives through wellness and recovery.
NAMI Monterey County believes in:
Education Education for individuals living with mental illness, their families, and the community is importantant to dispell ignorance and stigma regarding mental illness. We believe that education and information is a vital tool to living with a mental illness.
Advocacy NAMI Monterey believes in improving legislation and benefits for those living with mental illness. We use our voice within the state and federal system to support and improve the quality of life for those who are mentally ill.
Service Access Our mission is to provide up-to-date information for anyone wanting to learn about mental illness. We work closely with other local resources to provide assistance to those in need.
Support NAMI Monterey provides many classes and support groups for family members of a mentally ill person. These classes and support groups allow family members to get the support they need and to know they are not alone.
What can we do for you? We want to hear from you!
We want to hear from the community and ensure we are providing what you need from us. Send us an email and let us know what you would like us to provide in the new year. Whether it is specific speakers at meetings, movie previews, etc...we want to hear from you.