The families and members of NAMI Glendale are here to help! We offer understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness.
Mental illnesses are brain disorders that are biologically-based medical problems. Untreated, they can cause severe disturbances in thinking, feeling, and relating. This results in substantially diminished capacity for dealing with the ordinary demands of life. Mental illness can affect persons of any age and occur in any family. They are not caused by bad parenting and not evidence of weakness of character.
NAMI Glendale serves Burbank, Glendale, Hollywood and surrounding areas by providing support, education, resources, and advocacy to those affected by mental illness.
- Educate the public about mental illness.
- Work to eliminate the stigma of mental illness.
- Advocate for increased funding for research into the causes and treatment of mental illness.
In our envisioned future mental illness will no longer thwart a person’s fulfillment of his or her potential. With early pinpoint diagnoses, interventions & targeted medications, and therapeutic services, there is no pervasive disability. Ultimately, we envision a day when prevention or a cure is found and the stigmas surrounding mental illness have been eradicated.