NAMI, "National Alliance on Mental Illness", is the nation's largest "volunteer based" grassroots mental health organization, dedicated to bettering the lives of many who are affected by mental illness. The High Deserts’ co-founders’ experiences with the mental health care systems led them to recognize the need to bring a NAMI affiliate into the area. And so they started the High Desert’s first mental health support group in 2017 to help individuals and families affected by mental illness. We advocate for access to services, treatment, support and research and are steadfast in our commitment to raise awareness and build a community of hope for all those in need.
What we do
Our key strategic goals reflect our commitment to building capacity within our service areas - the High Desert and Mountain communities. Our strategic plan includes initiatives for outreach, support and education to build our capacity, connection and growth. Our energies are focused on two NAMI cornerstones; advocacy and education. Our general strategy is to offer support groups, educational classes and trainings to promote mental health awareness, in addition to participating in local mental health fairs and NAMIWalks. It is also important that we work together with like-minded community partners to support stigma reduction, mental health education and improved access to mental health services.
Please help support your local NAMI Inland Valley Affiliate by becoming a member. Register for membership either on-line or by mail. Please be sure to designate your membership in the Affiliate Section to "Nami Inland Valley". Or, you can become a NAMI Inland Valley member (and send donations) by downloading the form below and mailing it directly. Click below on the "Downloads" section to download fillable form, print and send in.