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Membership entitles you to local, state and National NAMI Newsletter. Memberships increase NAMI’s ability to form support groups, offer classes and advocate more effectively on behalf of persons suffering from brain disorders.
Mental illnesses are medical conditions that disrupt a person's thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illnesses are medical conditions that often result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life. Serious mental illnesses include major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder. The good news about mental illness is that recovery is possible. Mental illnesses can affect persons of any age, race, religion, or income. Mental illnesses are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing. Mental illnesses are treatable. Most people diagnosed with a serious mental illness can experience relief from their symptoms by actively participating in an individual treatment plan. In addition to medication treatment, psychosocial treatment such as cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, peer support groups and other community services can also be components of a treatment plan and that assist with recovery.
Dona Ana County
❏ Standard $35.00 ❏ Open Door $ 3.00 ❏ New ❏ Renewal ❏ Donation $__________
Make checks payable and mail to: NAMI Dona Ana County P.O. Box 2556 Las Cruces, NM 88004 Name: ______________________________ Address: ___________________________ ____________________________________ email: ______________________________ Phone: _____________________________ “Open-Door Membership”
Individuals with limited income may join at a reduced rate.
Phone: 575-386-6890 P.O. Box 2556 Las Cruces , NM 88004
MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS
Every Third Tuesday of the month 6:30 PM At Peace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall 1701 E Missouri Ave Las Cruces, NM
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. From its inception in 1979, NAMI has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. Our promise. NAMI promises to build better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Our passion. Because mental illness impacts the lives of at least one in four adults and one in 10 children--or 60 million Americans--NAMI will work every day to save every life. Our people. Thousands of members and supporters are the face and voice of the NAMI movement--families, individuals, friends and businesses--who come together to celebrate mental illness recovery, to honor those who have lost their lives to mental illness and to combat stigma, promote awareness and advocate for others. Our work. NAMI stays focused on educating America about mental illness. NAMI is the foundation for hundreds of NAMI State Organizations, NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders who work in local communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy and support group programs for people living with mental illness and their loved ones. NAMI focuses on support, education, research and advocacy to help individuals and families affected by mental illness.
Our success. NAMI is the largest grassroots mental health organization and is a lifesaver to many, offering help, hope and resources to the millions of people affected by mental illness. NAMI members and leaders are visible and formidable advocates, owning a well-earned reputation for taking on hard battles and winning them, ensuring a national commitment to research as well as access to services and treatment that promote recovery. Our future. To accomplish our promise to build better lives, NAMI will continue to provide education, support and advocacy programs and services that benefit individuals and families affected by mental illness in communities across the country.
FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM
The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses. Contact: Becky Beckett (644-3623) NAMI-DAC Education Coordinator Or Kitty Berver (523-1521) NAMI Trainer/Teacher
LAS CRUCES CARES WARM LINE
The Warm Line is a consumer run phone line where mental health consumers can feel heard and have a peer who understands their perspective to listen and to talk. Please call the Warm Line between 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 527-9114 or 527-9030
NAMI-New Mexico NAMIWalks Changing Minds...One Step at a Time. The Walk is a 5k Walk event designed to increase NAMI's visibility in our community to raise awareness about mental illness and raise money for NAMI programs in New Mexico.
For More Information: WWW.NAMI.ORG