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Who We Are!

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.

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.

NAMI relies on gifts and contributions to support our important work.

What We Do

We educate. Offered in thousands of communities across America through our NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates, our education programs ensure hundreds of thousands of families, individuals and educators get the support and information they need.

We advocate. NAMI shapes the national public policy landscape for people with mental illness and their families and provides grassroots volunteer leaders with the tools, resources and skills necessary to save mental health in all states.  We listen. Our toll-free NAMI HelpLine allows us to respond personally to hundreds of thousands of requests each year, providing free referral, information and support—a much-needed lifeline for many.

We lead. Public awareness events and activities, including Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), NAMIWalks and other efforts, successfully combat stigma and encourage understanding. NAMI works with reporters on a daily basis to make sure our country understands how important mental health is.

 

 

NAMI-Brazos Valley serves a seven-county area (Brazos Valley): Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, and Washington Counties.  If you live outside our service area, please visit www.namitexas.org to find programs and services near you.

In The News: NAMI Brazos Valley / NAMI BV

January 22, 2021

NAMI-Brazos Valley is currently hiring for the following position(s):

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

NAMI-Brazos Valley is currently hiring an Executive Director to lead the agency in support and growth. This position will serve as Part-Time Executive Director, responsible for the overall operations of NAMI-Brazos Valley’s (NAMI-BV) staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. This position will also be responsible for development and outreach efforts as NAMI-BV continues to grow, and ensure NAMI-BV provides programs and support through NAMI National programs.

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    VA Mental Health Bill Points

    Major points of the 2020 VA Mental Health Bill signed into law by President Trump

    On October 17th, the President signed The Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act into law. Named in memory of retired Navy SEAL Commander John Scott Hannon, the bill will help former service members through more research and better access to care for mental health conditions.

    The law will help connect more veterans with the life-saving mental health care they need and deserve

    https://nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/President-Signs-Major-Veterans-Mental-Health-Bill

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    Military WomenAs we recognize Suicide Prevention Month, we can all agree that every suicide is a tragedy. Every life is precious and deserves help in times of crisis. What can we do if our friends, colleagues, or loved ones do not seek or want help? We cannot give up on anyone. If you are a Veteran who is experiencing a mental health crisis and thinking about self-harm—or if you know a Veteran who is considering this—please get help right away.

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    NAMI is all about overcoming stigma and accepting folks as they are. Here are events from across the state that address the current issues in our country and community.

    NAMI Gulf Coast

    Webinar: “Challenges Minorities Face In Mental Health Care”

    Monday, July 20, 2020, 1:00PM-2:00PM CT

    “NAMI Gulf Coast is inviting you to join us as we raise awareness, identify mental health  issues and engage in a   discussion about mental health among our minority population.

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    Jon Bennett

    NAMI-BV announces new ED Jon Bennett

    NAMI-Brazos Valley has hired Jon Bennett as Executive Director.

    Jon brings a wealth of experience developing and directing non-profit organizations in College Station, Texas. Jon served 23 years in Non-Profit TV& Radio and 18 of those years as Station Manager at KAMU-TV/FM. He has also taught and assisted in teaching journalism classes for many years at Texas A&M University.

    Jon is an active community volunteer, having served for 18 years as Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 802 and 26 years total as an adult leader in the Boy Scouts of America – Sam Houston Area Council,

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