NAMI of Hancock County offers support, education and advocacy to anyone with mental illness as well as their family, friends, caregivers, providers, and anyone else interested in learning more about the struggle and recovery of serious brain disorders.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness was established in 1979 for individuals with mental illness and their families as a self-help organization that provides support, education and advocacy to anyone affected by serious and persistent biologically-based brain disorders.
There are approximately 220,000 NAMI members nationwide with 1200 affiliates throughout the country. NAMI of Hancock County is a chapter of NAMI Ohio joining 60 county affiliates. Brain disorders are real diseases causing disturbances in feeling and thinking. These diseases affect people of all ages, races, cultures and socio-economic classes.
NAMI advocates at the local, state and national level for a system of adequate care and for increased support for research from both the federal government and private
One out of every four families in America has a member who suffers from a serious mental illness. Two out of every 100 young adults will be affected by serious brain disease between the ages of 18 and 30. Of the approximately 74,300 residents in our county, as many as 14,860 may be diagnosed with a serious brain disorder such as bipolar, major depression, schizophrenia or post traumatic stress disorder. Is it you, your neighbor, your loved one, your co-worker, or the next person that passes by?
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