Welcome to NAMI Lansing

Movie Event: Monday Nov. 21st 

 

NAMI Lansing encourages  everyone to attend a screening of THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE by Tom Donahue on Monday, November 21   7:30 p.m. at the Studio C by Meridian Mall in Okemos.   This NR documentary film follows the stories of four veterans who returned from deployment and now live with PTSD.  Just as we have been discussing, it discusses prevention through better treatment protocols.    A number of military leaders and others are also interviewed.   The film advocates for a Behavioral Health Corps within the military.

Following the film, we will have time for Open Discussion  and perhaps come up with ways we can advocate for all those who suffer from mental illness.

If anyone has any difficulty with online purchasing, please call NAMI Lansing, and we will get a ticket to you. The cost of a ticket is $12.69  each which includes the ticketing fee.

NAMI Lansing will have a limited number of tickets available for veterans, spouses, and family members or those who wish to attend but cannot afford the cost.  We are looking for sponsors to purchase tickets for those who cannot afford the cost.

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NAMI Lansing partners with Tri-County Law Enforcement and CMH to provide Crisis Intervention Training

The goal of CIT is to train and educate law enforcement specialists to avoid unfavorable police/citizen contacts where mental illness is a factor. Our goal is to train 160 law enforcement personnel throughout the Tri-County over the next 36 months with the help from experts in this discipline. The first 40 hour training session will be held from November 28th to Dec 2nd, 2016

 

NAMI Lansing is the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization.

View our News page and Calendar for a complete list of special events, programs, and support groups.

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We are dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families who are affected by neurobiological brain disorders through support, education, advocacy, and research. NAMI Lansing provides support and advocacy for affected persons and family members in the Greater Lansing area. The calendar shows many opportunities to meet others. Special events are highlighted on the News page with details on our Blog. NAMI Lansing offers support groups and educational opportunities.

Feel free to contact us for more information or read our brochure.

Join Us!

We welcome new members.  Membership information is here.

Mission

NAMI Lansing, the Tri-county’s Voice on Mental Illness, is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families who are affected by neurobiological brain disorders through support, education, advocacy, and research.

Vision

NAMI Lansing exists to build a community of support.  NAMI Lansing reaches out with compassion to persons with mental illness and their families who may at times feel alone, overwhelmed, or hopeless, to connect them to resources, support, and hope.  NAMI Lansing recognizes the depth of love required when dealing with mental illness. NAMI Lansing exists to educate people of the need for research, system reform, and improved supports for those with mental illness and their families.  Education promotes acceptance and hope for recovery. NAMI Lansing exists to advocate for legal and policy changes that would improve the lives of those with mental illness and their families. NAMI Lansing promotes research about mental illness and the application of research to improve the lives of families and individuals.

History

NAMI Lansing began in 1974 as the Oasis Fellowship — one of the first groups for family members of persons with mental illnesses. The main impetus was to arrange housing in the Lansing area for patients exiting state hospitals. Although met with objections by residents living in selected areas, the Oasis Fellowship forged on to continue to support and advocate for persons with mental illness. When the National Alliance for Mental Illness was formed, the Oasis Fellowship became the Alliance for Mental Illness of Greater Lansing. In 1999, groups from across the country changed their names to NAMI in an effort to become a nationally recognized organization. Today, NAMI Lansing has grown to provide support and educational information to approximately 150 members.

Financial Support

NAMI Lansing is an affiliate of the Capital Area United Way.  Please participate in their campaign.

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