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Who We Are


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.

What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.



NAMI Plymouth Area (your local affiliate)


NAMI Plymouth Area is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides support, education and advocacy throughout the Plymouth MA area on behalf of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI Plymouth Area is governed by a Board of Directors. Our annual meeting is held in April. 

While anyone is welcome to call us for information or attend our events, we primarily focus on reaching out to Plymouth & the surrounding towns of Abington, Carver, Duxbury, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Marion, Marshfield, Pembroke, Plympton, Rockland, Scituate, Wareham, & Whitman.


What We Do:

We educate:


Offered in thousands of communities across the United States through NAMI State Organizations and local NAMI Affiliates, our education programs ensure hundreds of thousands of families, individuals and educators get the support and information they need for people with mental illness and their families and provides volunteer leaders with the tools, public policy.


We advocate & Support Families, Caregivers & Peers:


NAMI shapes national resources and skills necessary to support & educate about mental health conditions across the country.

Public awareness events and activities, including Mental Illness Awareness Week and NAMIWalks, successfully fight stigma and encourage understanding.


NAMI relies on gifts and contributions to support our important work




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