What does the NAMI acronym stand for?

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NAMI was founded in 1979 as the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. ”NAMI” was officially made our corporate name in 1997, after a vote of the membership. This was done after years of discussion that the full name was not person-first language and perpetuated the very stigma we hoped to erase. In 2005 the meaning of the NAMI acronym was changed to National Alliance on Mental Illness to further reduce any stigmatizing language associated with the NAMI name.

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