The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts (NAMI Mass) is a nonprofit grassroots education, support and advocacy organization. Founded in 1982 and obtaining 501(c) (3) status in 1999, the state’s voice on mental illness, NAMI Mass, with 18 local affiliates and over 2,500 members is comprised of individuals with mental illness, family members and others in the mental health community.
Our free educational programs offer resources, insights, coping skills, and genuine support for families and those in recovery. Our volunteers who run our educational offerings strive to better equip the class participants with the knowledge and skills. All of our programs are taught by peers; people who have lived the journey and can relate on a personal level to those seeking knowledge and comfort.