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The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals living with a mental health condition and their families. With organizations and affiliates in every state, NAMI effectively provides advocacy, support, and education for millions of Americans.


At the heart of NAMI San Francisco's mission is the sharing of information and striving to end the stigma associated with mental illness.  To this end, we offer a Helpline, support groups, educational meetings, newsletters, and a number of educational classes on mental illness held at various locations throughout the city.

  • Support people with mental illnesses and their families by helping them find the coping mechanisms for their daily struggle with brain disorders

  • ​Educate people who have a mental illness, their families, and the general public about mental illness with the goal of dispelling ignorance and stigma. 

  • Advocate for more research and an improved system of mental health services across the nation.

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