Mental illnesses are brain disorders that are biologically based medical problems. Untreated, they can cause severe disturbances in thinking, feeling and relating. This results in substantially diminished capacity for dealing with the ordinary demands of life. Mental illness can affect persons of any age and occur in any family. They are not caused by bad parenting and not evidence of weakness of character.
NAMI Nevada is dedicated to the improvement of the quality of life for persons who are affected by mental illnesses, by providing education, support, and advocacy. The state organization supports and develops local affiliates and addresses the needs of the membership.
Advocate at the county, state and national levels for non-discriminatory access to quality healthcare, housing , education and employment for people with mental illness.
- Educate the public about mental illness.
- Work to eliminate the stigma of mental illness.
- Advocate for increased funding for research into the causes and treatment of mental illness.
In their envisioned future mental illness will no longer thwart a person’s fulfillment of his or her potential. With early pinpoint diagnoses, interventions and targeted medications and services there is no pervasive disability. Ultimately, they envision a day when prevention or a cure is found.
To learn more about NAMI Nevada, visit naminevada.org.
If you need someone to talk to, call the NAMI Warm Line at 775-241-4212. Or text 775-296-8336.
This program served to inform the listeners about mental health and resources available, both locally and nationally, to those struggling with mental health issues. Robin Reedy, Executive Director of NAMI Nevada, was the guest. Robin explained what mental health illness is and how it affects our physical health. Robin explained the relationship between NAMI Nevada and NAMI Southern Nevada and gave information about each organization’s mission and services available. Robin also provided information about the programs offered through NAMI, as well as how listeners in need of help can get support. Finally, Robin talked about her personal experience with mental health struggles and announced the establishment of a forthcoming help line that will be available in Nevada.
Original Air Date: May 8, 2022.