NAMI Metro – Oakland, Wayne, Macomb Counties in Southeastern Michigan

NAMI Metro is grass roots, all volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for persons with serious mental illness and their families through, advocacy, support and education. In addition, NAMI Metro promotes research that will lead to improvements for all those diagnosed and living with a mental illness. It is our endeavor to erase the stigma that is associated with mental illness and we will not rest until mental illness is accepted the same as any other illness.

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NAMI Metro works to provide help, hope and healing for those affected by serious mental illness.


NAMI Metro offers a number of education and training opportunities for family members, consumers, providers and the general public. These programs utilize the experience and insights of family members and individuals who have been afflicted with mental illness. These individuals have learned to live or are still learning to live with mental illness in their lives and are dedicated volunteers...

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The NAMI Metro Support group is facilitated by a layperson volunteer. This group is for families and is an informal resource that attempts to provide healing components to a variety of mental illness problems and challenges that family members face. An informal support outside of family, friends, or professionals often provides greater understanding, more similarity (from individuals experiencing...

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Advocacy for NAMI Metro covers many areas, such as education, providing support, and fighting stigma. This section of our Web site deals with two distinct areas where NAMI Metro advocates can make a difference. Those areas are helping to change and improve the system for those affected by mentally health illnesses and their families. NAMI Metro has a board member assigned to public policy and...

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“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” --Helen Keller