Join the thousands of Americans dedicated to improving the lives of people with mental illness. As America's largest organization of consumers and families, NAMI stands at the forefront of supporting those whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness, and is leading the way in transforming America's mental health care system.
From blazing trails in addressing the education and support needs of families and consumers, to advocating for access to treatment and services; from supporting remarkable advances in research, to bringing serious mental illness into the mainstream of health issues, NAMI has worked steadily for more than 25 years to truly become the Nation's Voice on Mental Illness. Your financial support is vital to this ongoing movement. Simply put, we cannot do it without you.
When you join now for just $35, you become a part of NAMI at the national, state, and local levels.
By becoming a member on the National site, it will ensure that we get 100% of the membership donation. Please visit this page to become a member of NAMI
We all need nutrition to support our bodies. A poor diet equals poor health, contributing to obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes - conditions that many people living with mental illness are at a high risk of developing. Nutrition is important for everyone. If you are living with mental illness, eating well is especially important for you, because what you eat can affect your daily life, mood and energy level. Healthy eating is not about being thin or deprivation. Healthy eating is about feeling good, having more energy, participating in your recovery and mapping out your future. Simply put, healthy eating is one of the best things you can do to improve wellness. Dietary guidelines set by the USDA state that a healthy diet is one that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat free or low fat milk products. A healthy diet should include lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts. Be sure to limit saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, sodium and added sugars. Lear more about the U.S. government's guidlelines by reveiwing the food pyramid: mypyramid.gov.