To empower people with mental illness to unlock their full potential and to change the stigma of mental illness from shame, isolation, and despair to hope,dignity, and courage.
At the heart of NAMI's mission is our grassroots and the sharing of information with people with mental illness, their families, friends, mental health professionals, and the general public. NAMI strives to offer hope, reform and health to our American community through support, education , and advocacy efforts.
We advocate individually and collectively in order to improve services, promote understanding, and end discrimination against persons with mental illness. Our mission includes not only protecting our rights, but also educating ourselves and the public about psychiatric disorders. We unite our efforts with others concerned about themselves or loved ones being treated by mental health professionals.
The KEY Consumer Organization strives to empower and strengthen mental health consumers who use Indiana's mental health treatment services.
Indiana consumers began organizing in 1984 and KEY was formally started in 1998 with support from the Mental Health Association. Non-profit status was obtained in mid 1990 under the guidance of an all consumer Board of Directors. With local affiliate groups now active statewide, KEY also assists with other self-help groups.