NAMI of the Wood River Valley
The members of NAMI-WRV are ordinary people in the community who’ve been touched by mental illness. “When my family started down this path in 1993, we hadn’t a clue where to turn. There wasn’t even a psychiatrist available. We had to educate ourselves about mental illness, find resources ourselves, and support our family member in every way we could,” says a NAMI member.
Due to the efforts of our members, NAMI-WRV was officially organized in 2001 and became an affiliate of NAMI National. From its inception in 1979, NAMI has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with mental illness.
NAMI’s efforts are focused on educating America about mental illness, offering resources to those in need, and insisting that mental illness become a high national priority.