Vision Statement:

NAMI envisions a world where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives supported by a community that cares.

Mission Statement

To provide support, education and advocacy for person with mental illness, their families and friends.

To promote better quality of care, rights and interest of citizens with mental illness particularly of those who cannot speak for themselves, and advocate for policies at the local, state and national level to accomplish these objectives.

To encourage mental health professionals to include family members in the care and treatment pf their family members.

Values:

HOPE:  We believe in the possibility of recovery, wellness and the potential in all of us.

INCLUSION:  We embrace diverse backgrounds, cultures and perspectives.

EMPOWERMENT: We promote confidence, self-efficacy and service to our mission.

COMPASSION: We practice respect, kindness and empathy.

FAIRNESS: We fight for equity and justice. 

Core Beliefs

NAMI Kern County believes that:

We recognize mental illnesses are brain disorders

We see the person not the illness

We reject stigma in ourselves and others

We forgive ourselves and reject guilt

We embrace humor as healthy

We expect a better future in a realistic way

We will never give up hope

 

2020 NAMI Impact Report
Bylaws – NAMI Kern County
NAMI Kern Chapter Policies

If you need Immediate Assistance:

SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE: 1-800-273-8255
CRISIS HOTLINE: 1-800-991-5272
NAMI NATIONAL HELPLINE: 1-800-950-6264 

IN A CRISIS? TEXT NAMI TO 741741

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