The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI National) was founded in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1980. NAMI National is now an organization serving more than 200,000 people affected by mental illness. NAMI Wisconsin has 34 affiliates serving 40 counties throughout the state, with a membership of nearly 5,000 people.
Mental illness knows no gender, racial, ethnic, age, or economic boundaries, affecting one out of every five Wisconsin families. NAMI provides crucial information to persons affected by mental illness and their families and serves as their advocate on a state and national level.