National Alliance on Mental Illness
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Toll Free: (800) 478-4462
NAMI Anchorage, founded in 1984, is a peer-operated nonprofit affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. We provide support, education and advocacy to people who experience mental illness and their families and friends. We help people affected by all mental illnesses We also support people affected by both mental illness and chemical addiction.
NAMI Anchorage provides peer support free of charge because our activities are facilitated by people who are, themselves, experiencing or being affected by mental illness. We hold regular support groups for individuals who experience mental illness and their families and friends.
NAMI Anchorage educates the community about mental illness, spreads the word about the possibility of recovery and combats the scourge of stigma. We hold the free Family-to-Family 12-week class twice a year and give presentations throughout the community.
NAMI Anchorage advocates for people affected by mental illness on two levels. On the personal level, we assist consumers and family members in solving problems, navigating the mental health system and practicing self-advocacy with professional caregivers. On the public level, we give public testimony and engage in other advocacy to promote administrative policies and legislation that improve the lives of consumers and families.
In case of a life threatening emergency, dial 911, explain that a mental illness is involved and ask for dispatch office.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
MH Hotline (907)563-3200
With NAMI Anchorage, if you or someone you love is facing mental illness,
you don't have to face it alone!
144 w. 15th Street
Anchorage, AK 99501
(Between Cordova and "C" Streets)
We are a Pick, Click, Give Organization
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