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.
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.
NAMI Tarrant County is dedicated to improving the lives of all individuals affected by mental illness here in the Greater Fort Worth area 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. NAMI Tarrant County envisions a world where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives supported by a community that cares. TARRANT COUNTY CARES
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
Diversify funding to ensure mission sustainability – • Increase grant funding to support current programming• Increase individual donors
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.