Mission : 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, especially those with serious mental illness. NAMI advocates for effective prevention, diagnosis, treatment, support, research and recovery that improves the quality of life of persons of all ages who are affected by mental illness.
NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives. To meet that goal, NAMI is building a movement. We seek to broaden public awareness and inclusion in every part of our alliance. We seek to increase our visibility and impact; strengthen our voice as a unified organization of lived experiences and maximize our outreach to and engagement with all communities.
At Giving Through Jewelry, 10% of all sales are donated to a charity of the buyers choice. We realize that there are a lot of charities to choose from so we would like to highlight some of our favorites. This month’s featured charity is NAMI. Check out our FACEBOOK page at the beginning of each month to see how much was donated.
NAMI relies on gifts and contributions to support their work:
They educate. Offered in thousands of communities across the United States through NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates, their education programs ensure hundreds of thousands of families, individuals and educators get the support and information they need.
They advocate. NAMI shapes national public policy for people with mental illness and their families and provides volunteer leaders with the tools, resources and skills necessary to save mental health in all states.
They listen. NAMI HelpLine allows us to respond personally to hundreds of thousands of requests each year, providing free referral, information and support—a much-needed lifeline for many.
They lead. Public awareness events and activities, including Mental Illness Awareness Week and NAMIWalks, successfully fight stigma and encourage understanding. NAMI works with reporters on a daily basis to make sure our country understands how important mental health is.
How You Can Help
There are so many ways you can help them continue their mission of providing education, support and awareness on behalf of individuals living with mental illness and their families. Here are a few popular options:
Donate by Mail or Phone
Mail a check to:
PO Box 49104
Baltimore, MD 21297
Or call NAMI at 888-999-NAMI (6264)
Gifts of Stock
A gift of appreciated stock, bonds or mutual funds can provide fantastic tax benefits for you and help NAMI improve the lives of people affected by mental illness. Learn more here.
DIY Fundraising Page
Create a page to raise funds for NAMI with a do-it-yourself (DIY) fundraiser.
For more information please email Michelle Vaughan or call 703-516-7970.