Mental Illness Basics
Since you are on this website, you have already taken the first step to educate yourself or to seek resources or support. NAMI can help.
Mental illness becomes a reality in different ways and at different times of people’s lives. People come to this reality with varying degrees of education, knowledge, understanding, preconceptions and feelings of stigma. They come from different socio-economic backgrounds, family structures, and cultures, and with their own mental and health conditions.
NAMI recognizes, however, that despite these differences, most people want to know they are not alone.