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Austin Community Impact Newspaper highlighted NAMI Austin’s work in it’s latest issue:

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the inception of the National Alliance for Mental Illness, or NAMI.

NAMI’s mission is to educate teachers, parents and loved ones how to recognize the signs of mental illness and provide support while also improving the lives of those with mental illnesses. In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the local nonprofit chapter will host its ninth annual charity walk in late September.

“It is pretty amazing that 30 years ago there was already people who were very cognizant of [mental health],” NAMI Austin Executive Director Karen Ranus said. “The majority of them were really parents—parents who were struggling and trying to navigate their way through a very complex system and wanting to take care of their sons and their daughters.”

Read the full article online here.

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