About NAMI Central Iowa
The families and members of NAMI Central Iowa 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.
We work with NAMI Iowa and NAMI to bring mental health issues to the attention of local, state and national governments. We support legislation that benefits the lives of people with mental illness and spread awareness of that legislation to the larger community. We deliver insights and techniques to families and mental health service providers to ensure the best methods are known and in practice.
Meet the Board
Our group works to be a wealth of information to you the consumer, the family member, the friends and relatives of those dealing with day-to-day issues of living with a mental illness.
Meet the NAMI CI Staff
Our hard-working staff keeps everything running behind the scenes.
Message from the Executive Director
Here at NAMI CI, our staff, volunteers and I have a passion for helping individuals living with a mental illness. We also are passionate about helping their families and friends receive education, support and advocacy skills...
Donate to NAMI
Your financial contribution to NAMI helps a create a world where all people affected by mental illness can experience hope, recovery, wellness and freedom from stigma.
Become a member of NAMI today and show that mental health is something we all need to care about.