The families and members of NAMI Franklin County offer understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and provide support for individuals and families experiencing mental health crises.
Mental illnesses are brain disorders that are biologically based medical problems. Untreated, they can cause severe disturbances in thinking, feeling and relating. This results in substantially diminished capacity for dealing with the ordinary demands of life. Mental illness can affect persons of any age and occur in any family. They are not caused by bad parenting and are not evidence of weakness of character.
NAMI FC is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families through support, education, and advocacy.
We advocate at the county, state and national levels for non-discriminatory access to quality healthcare, housing, education and employment for people with mental illness.
In our envisioned future mental illness will no longer thwart a person’s fulfillment of his or her potential. With early pinpoint diagnoses, interventions and targeted medications and services there is less likely to be a pervasive disability. Ultimately, we envision a day when prevention or a cure is found.