About NAMI Racine County
What is NAMI Racine County?
NAMI Racine County is a local organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). We seek to improve the quality of life of all individuals affected by mental illness and to promote recovery. NAMI Racine County focuses on three areas that offer reform, health, and hope to our community: Advocacy, Education, and Support.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
One in four adults - approximately 61.5 million Americans - experiences mental illness in a given year.
If you, or someone you care about, has a mental illness, you are not alone. Over 250,000 people in Wisconsin live with a serious mental illness. Mental illness affects not only the individual but also those close to them. As many as one in four families are affected.
Mental illness strike individuals in the prime of their lives, often during adolescence and young adulthood. Early identification and treatment are of vital importance.
What is Mental Illness?
A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person's thinking, feeling, mood, and/or ability to relate to others and daily function.
Mental illness can affect persons of any age, race, religion, or income. Mental illness is not the result of personal weakness, lack of character, or poor upbringing. Mental illnesses are treatable and recovery is possible.
What Does Recovery Look Like?
The recovery journey is unique for each individual. One of the most important principles is this: Recovery is a process, not an event. The uniqueness and individual nature of recovery must be honored. While mental illness impacts individuals in many ways, the concept that individuals can move toward wellness is paramount.