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What Is NAMI?

We are the Wichita Falls affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the only organization that is dedicated to improving the lives not just of individuals with mental illness, but of the entire family. We advocate for access to services, treatment, support and research as well as raising awareness and building a community of hope for all those in need.

What Is Mental Illness?

Mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts 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.

What Is Recovery?

Recovery is a holistic process that includes traditional elements of mental health and aspects that extend beyond medication. Recovery from serious mental illness also includes attaining, and maintaining, physical health as another cornerstone of wellness.

How You Can Help

There are a number of ways that you can make a difference!  One of the best ways to help is to become a member of NAMI and join the thousands of Americans dedicated to improving the lives of people living with mental illness. Giving a tax deductible gift is also a great way to ensure that NAMI is able to continue to work for people affected by mental illness.


 Our Team

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Jessica Cartwright
Executive Director

 

 

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Upcoming Events

Recovery Month

Thu. Sep 1, 2016 -- Thu. Sep 1, 2016

September is National Recovery Month

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http://www.recoverymonth.gov/

Self-Awareness Month

Thu. Sep 1, 2016 -- Thu. Sep 1, 2016

September is Self-Awareness Month

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How to become more self-aware

Once you discover the wonderful elements of your values, intellect, background imprint, character, personal talents and sense of purpose, then you will begin to truly appreciate and love who you are. But first, you must  be honest with yourself. Denial is the biggest barrier to self acceptance and long-term happiness. Below are some simple mental exercises you can do to increase your self-awareness.

  1. Look at past issues you’ve had with people and be honest with yourself. Sometimes it’s so hard to think that we might have messed up that we don’t allow ourselves to reflect on the actions we took to help fuel the fire or cause an argument.
  2. Create the positive habit of pushing the ‘bad parts’ out of your conscious. This eases the mental stress of having to deal with those issues, as positive change requires humble effort. Choose to not accept those negative aspects when looking at yourself in the mirror.
  3. Being clued into to what you really enjoy and dislike, regardless of what other people think or the media tells you. If you enjoy something that may not be the norm to the people around you, own it and be yourself.

Self Improvement Month

Thu. Sep 1, 2016 -- Thu. Sep 1, 2016

September is Self Improvement Month

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Take some time to improve yourself. Set goals to help you on the path to making a better you.