WHAT IS NAMI-Champlain Valley?
NAMI-Champlain Valley is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country.
Located in Northern New York, NAMI-Champlain Valley provides services to individuals and families in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties.
WHAT IS NAMI-Champlain Valley's Mission?
NAMI:CV provides free education, advocacy, and support services to all those affected (individuals and families) by brain disorders – including serious mental illnesses and/or emotional/behavioral disorders – in Clinton, Franklin, and Essex Counties.
WHAT DO WE DO?
- Support, advance, and defend the rights, interests, and welfare of persons of all ages with mental illnesses and ensure that they are protected from abuse, possible harm, or exploitation.
- Advocate for and support neurobiological research to improve treatments, discover the causes, and promote recovery from mental illnesses.
- Educate the public and government officials about mental illness, especially about the urgency of meeting the personal, health, social, vocational and housing needs of people with mental illnesses.