Welcome to NAMI Collier County, Florida
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Collier County is dedicated to improving the quality of life for adults, children and families affected by serious mental illnesses. We provide innovative education, support, and advocacy programs and services for over 16,000 individuals in Collier County annually. Our vision is to ensure that all persons with mental illnesses receive the help they need in developing resilience, and are assisted in working toward their recovery. Ultimately, resulting in their leading productive and meaningful lives within our community.
FIND HELP. FIND HOPE.
NAMI has a variety of programs that meet your specific mental health and recovery needs. Learn More.
All services provided by NAMI are free of charge. We are proud to be able to reach out to those in need and help them to overcome some of their life’s obstacles. Learn More.
NAMI offer several different support groups customized for you and your family. Learn More.
Personal Narrative: Getting Help for Mental Illness in Collier County
NAMI, or the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness since the late 1970s. It is one of the nation’s leading voices on mental health, and has hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations, and volunteers, including several here in southwest Florida. On today’s show we’re going to meet a woman named Bonnie K. who got help from NAMI Collier County for her mental illness. She went from being homeless, to having an apartment near the nonprofits Sarah Ann Center, and she now works part time there answering phones. We’re also joined by Whitney Strohmayr, she’s Director of Development for NAMI Collier County.