About NAMI Alaska

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. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need. NAMI Alaska is the statewide umbrella organization for Alaska's four local and regional affiliates. Our local affiliates identify and work on issues most important to their community. Individual membership and the extraordinary work of our volunteer leaders is the lifeblood of NAMI Alaska. The state office, under the direction of an elected Board of Directors, provides strategic direction to our organization, support to NAMI Alaska's affiliate members, and engages in advocacy, education and leadership development statewide.

Our Vision

NAMI Alaska envisions a state where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives supported by a caring, culturally sensitive community.

Our Mission

NAMI Alaska provides education, support, advocacy, and public awareness for Alaska NAMI Affiliates, individuals, their families, friends, and community members whose lives are affected by a mental health condition.

Our Values

Hope, Collaboration, Inclusion, Empowerment, Compassion, Fairness