WHO WE ARE

The families and members of NAMI Tarrant County are here to help! We offer to understand to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness.

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 a 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 not evidence of the weakness of character.

OUR GOALS

Advocate at the county, state and national levels for non-discriminatory access to quality healthcare, housing , education and employment for people with mental illness.
  • Educate the public about mental illness.

  • Work to eliminate the stigma of mental illness.

  • Advocate for increased funding for research into the causes and treatment of mental illness.

Mission

NAMI-Tarrant County is dedicated to improving the lives of all individuals affected by mental illness through education, support and advocacy programs.

NAMI-Tarrant County envisions a community that addresses mental illness as a health issue and provides the systems, resources, and education for all people to achieve recovery.

Vision - NAMI Tarrant County

PROGRAMS

Increase the impact of NAMI Tarrant County programs – • Develop a process to evaluate and assess the impact and effectiveness of NAMI Tarrant County’s current program and service mix • Expand reach of current programs or create programs for new target audiences

FUNDING

Diversify funding to ensure mission sustainability – • Increase grant funding to support current programming• Increase individual donors

HUMAN CAPITAL

Ensure that NAMI Tarrant County has appropriate staff, board and infrastructure – • Create an effective board that possesses the skills to run NAMI • Create an effective work place for NAMI staff • Ensure work space and tools support a dynamic and positive work environment

BRAND AWARENESS & PARTNERSHIP

Expand NAMI Tarrant County’s visibility and influence in the Tarrant County community – • Capitalize on established, co-branded events• Develop new partnerships to increase awareness of NAMI Tarrant County

Learn how your community can change how you address mental health

In order to change the mental health conversation in our community, we all must learn the facts about mental illness and work to break down the barriers to treatment and support. We offer a variety of trainings and presentations to help your group or organization get started.

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WE PRACTICE RESPECT, KINDNESS & EMPATHY FOR ALL…

Your mental health is a priority. Your happiness is an essential. Your self-care is a necessity.

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