NAMI of Adams County
A Special Support Organization For Mental Health Consumers and Their Families
We are the Adams County Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness -- a group of families, friends and consumers whose mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with brain disorders and their families by working to ensure dignity and non-discriminatory access to quality health care, housing, education and all economic opportunities.
What We Do
Any persons dealing with a mental illness, including their family members and friends, need the support and understanding that AMI offers. Keeping silent about mental illness promotes isolation which leads to feelings of frustration and hopelessness. We have experienced the same feelings and emotions that you are experiencing - you are not alone!
Knowledge about the causes, treatments, and successful recovery from mental illness will eliminate false myths and sterotypes. Mental illness is a brain disease which, left untreated, renders a person unable to cope with everyday problems. This illness is caused by biochemical imbalances in the brain which affect a person's thinking, feelings and ability to relate to others.
AMI believes persons who have a neurobiological disorder should not be discriminated against. We advocate for those who can't in order to allow them equal opportunity to the things that bring meaning to all our lives.
For more information
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2012 Annual Report