Mental illness affects everyone. Nearly 60 million Americans experience a mental health condition every year. Regardless of race, age, religion or economic status, mental illness impacts the lives of one in five adults across the United States.
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 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 raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.
NAMI is the foundation for hundreds of NAMI State Organizations, NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders who work in local communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy and support group programs.
NAMI Juneau is our local affiliate. We offer nationally recognized classes and support groups delivered by trained peers or individuals with lived experience. NAMI Juneau puts hope into action through education, information, and creating connections so families can make informed decisions and find solutions that work for them. NAMI Juneau provides ongoing opportunities for the public to learn about issues related to mental health and advocates for the needs of those whose lives are affected by mental illness in public and private contexts.
NAMI Juneau is partially funded by Alaska Mental Health Trust but also relies on donations of people like you. If you wish to support our work or become a member of NAMI Juneau, learn more here.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health.
Today, NAMI is an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in their community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.
NAMI Juneau's local history reflects that of the national organization: a small group came together in 1986 to help establish community-based services in Juneau. These founders were instrumental in providing some of the first housing options for individuals living with serious mental illness.
Today we focus on providing education, advocacy, and support programs so that individuals affected by mental illness can build better lives. NAMI Juneau is a membership of people who care about mental illness, those who live with it, families that support loved ones, providers of mental health services, and supportive community members. We partner with local entities to organize programs, events, and training. Visit our classes and programs section to learn more about our current offerings.
Thank you to the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority for their financial support:
NAMI envisions a world where all persons affected by mental illness experiences resiliency, recovery and wellness.
To provide education, advocacy, support and public awareness so those affected by mental illness can build better lives.
Support - we promote mutual support and are guided by our commitment to treat each individual and their experiences with sincere uncritical acceptance
Education - we make information and education accessible through nationally recognized curricula and grounded by the lived experience of those impacted by mental illness
Advocacy - we reject stigma and promote understanding of the impacts of mental illness through education and public awareness
Collaboration - we are a unique part of Juneau's continuum of mental health care and value collaboration to jointly improve access to mental health treatment and supports
Connection - we encourage hope, wellness, and resiliency through shared experiences