NAMI St. Tammany is a 501 C3 Non-Profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness and advocating for families and individuals living with mental illnesses by envisioning prevention, education and training as primary pathways to better services and a healthier community.
NAMI has more than 210,000 members and 1,200 State/Local Affiliates who seek equitable services for people with mental illnesses, which are known to be physical brain disorders. Working on the national, state, and local levels, NAMI provides education about brain disorders, supports increased funding for research, and advocates for adequate health insurance, housing, rehabilitation,and jobs for people with psychiatric illnesses, as well as providing resources.
Recent advances in medical research, treatment, and recovery now enable individuals with mental disorders, such as depression, bi-polar, schizophrenia, anxiety and other mood disorders to lead productive lives. Within the community, organized efforts are still needed. NAMI St.Tammany works to further this goal.