About Us

For over 50 years we’ve been helping people here in the Mahoning Valley deal with mental illness. It’s our passion and our mission. From families looking for information to individuals dealing with new diagnoses and sometimes frightening symptoms, NAMI Mahoning Valley is here with resources, support and education about mental illness. We deal with mental illness in our own lives and in the lives of our family members. We know how difficult the journey can be. We know, we care, we help.

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 Mahoning Valley is our region’s voice on mental health.
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.

Our Mission

To provide support, advocacy and education to the individuals and families of the Mahoning Valley dealing with mental illness.

Our Vision

NAMI Mahoning Valley envisions a world where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives supported by a community that cares.

Our Values

Hope. We believe in the possibility of recovery, wellness and the potential in all of us. Inclusion. We embrace diverse backgrounds, cultures and perspectives. Empowerment. We promote confidence, self-efficacy and service to our mission. Compassion. We practice respect, kindness and empathy. Fairness. We fight for equity and justice.