NAMI Athens is a private,
family-based organization with two primary purposes: To advocate
for and promote the recovery of people with mental illness and
to provide information and support to their families.
Most of our members have loved ones with mental illness. We know
how it is to find oneself coping with and trying to help a family
member who is suddenly severely psychotic, grandiose, depressed,
or otherwise oddly dysfunctional. We have experienced the confusion,
pain, unnecessary guilt, and utter helplessness that come in such
times. We have found support, crucial information, and useful
strategies through NAMI and we invite you to do the same.
With free courses,
conferences, and monthly meetings, NAMI can give you information
to help you understand and cope with mental illness. We can direct
you to the help you want in times of crisis and the support that
both you and your loved one need on the road to his or her recovery.
With modern medicine, information, and the support of family,
there is hope for full recovery!