NAMI Vermont began as a spontaneous, grassroots family movement in 1983, just six years after NAMI was founded. NAMI Vermont was incorporated as a state organization affiliated with NAMI in 1984, and today offers support groups for individuals and families, presentations like our In Our Own Voice, FaithNet and Ending the Silence programs, and programs like Family-to-Family, Mental Illness and Recovery, and Provider Education classes. All programs are free for everyone.
NAMI Vermont supports, educates, and advocates so that all communities, families, and individuals affected by mental illness or mental health challenges can build better lives.
A world where Vermonters affected by mental illness or mental health challenges have the care, support and knowledge that they need.
As a state organization, NAMI Vermont oversees support, education and advocacy at the state level. Our NAMI Vermont Affiliates focus on the specific needs of families in its local communities and are run by dedicated volunteers. NAMI Vermont has 5 affiliates that serve counties in our state.