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NAMI Westside LA

The Westside LA chapter of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is one of a number of affiliates of both the NAMI California and the NAMI National organizations in Los Angeles county.  NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.

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NAMI was founded in 1979 by 254 caring people and now has grown to more than 210,000 members in over 1,200 affiliate groups in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico , the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa and Guam. NAMI is getting stronger every day. In fact, Worth Magazine recently ranked NAMI in its “Top 100 charities most likely to change the world”.

What We Do

  • We educate.  Westside LA is the West LA chapter of NAMI.  Our education programs are offered in thousands of communities across America through NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates.  Our education programs ensure hundreds of thousands of families, individuals and educators get the support and information they need.  If you need help of any kind dealing with mental illness, please contact us by phone or email and we’ll get you the education you need.
  • We advocate. NAMI shapes the national public policy landscape for people with mental illness and their families and provides grassroots volunteer leaders with the tools, resources and skills necessary to save mental health in all states.  NAMI Westside is your local representation for advocacy.
  • We listen. Our local office allows us to respond personally to thousands of requests each year, providing free referral, information and support—a much-needed lifeline for many.
  • We lead. Public awareness events and activities, including Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), NAMIWalks and other efforts, successfully combat stigma and encourage understanding. NAMI works with all the local media on a daily basis to make sure our community and our country  understands how important mental health is.