Our Mission

The mission of NAMI Austin—the Austin affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness—is to improve the lives of all persons affected by serious mental illness by providing support, education, and advocacy throughout the Metropolitan area of Austin, Texas to individuals and families affected by mental illness.

Founded in 1984, NAMI Austin is dedicated to supporting the inclusion of individuals with mental illness throughout the organization. We will provide guidance, coordination and resources to promote communication and education in Central Texas by:

  • Combating stigma through education and raising public awareness that mental illnesses affect everyone and treatment works;
  • Joining all partners of the mental health system toward the common goal of a comprehensive, recovery-based model that meets the needs of all persons with serious mental illnesses in the community;
  • Empowering interested community stakeholders to become informed participants at the national, state, county and local level.

Our Vision

The vision of NAMI Austin is to ensure acceptance of and treatment for all those with mental illness and to facilitate their recovery through support, education and advocacy.

Our Impact

In 2018, our programs impacted the lives of more than 21,000 people who participated in our no-cost mental health education, support and advocacy programs. Learn more about the impact of NAMI Austin’s programs and check out our 3-year strategic plan here.