NAMI St. Louis

A nonprofit organization

1 in 5 are effected by mental illness in their lifetime. 1 and 3 report experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression. Given the events with COVID-19 pandemic, we expect these numbers to continue to increase.

Advocate at the county, state and national levels for non-discriminatory access to quality healthcare, housing, education, and employment for people with mental health conditions.
* Educate the public about mental health conditions.
* Work to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health conditions.
* Advocate for increased funding for research into the causes and treatment of mental health conditions.

Your support of NAMI St. Louis is making a difference. It provides needed education, support and advocacy to many individuals and families across St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren, Jefferson, and Franklin Counties as well as the city of St. Louis. Here is how your contribution helps those in need:

• A total of over 29,296 individuals from 7 counties were served by NAMI St. Louis in 2023.

• Ending the Silence is an in-school presentation designed to teach middle school & high school students about the sign and symptoms of mental illness, how to recognize the early warning signs and the importance of acknowledging those warning signs. Since September of 2018 we have trained over 32,000 students, staff and families and given over 1,300 presentations. In 2023, we reached over 7,154 students during 260 ETS presentations.

• Trained over 45 new NAMI St. Louis education leaders in Family-to-Family, Family & Peer Support Groups, and In Our Own Voice. These individuals went through training to gain empathy, communication tools, problem solving skills, and understanding about mental illness to help others in their time of need.

•NAMI St. Louis held 239 Family & Peer Support Groups across the region that helped over 1,662 individuals and family members. These groups provide an opportunity to share needs, hopes, and successes with each other in a safe, confidential setting.

•Speaker and educational meetings are held within communities to provide information about mental illness and how our families are affected. During the course of a year, over 2,200 attended speaker and educational meetings.

• Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) - NAMI St. Louis provides training to law enforcement agencies in the Eastern region. This training helps those responding to a volatile situation have the tools to be effective and turn a potentially serious situation into a good outcome for all. In 2023, 455 officers and first responders have been trained during the 22 in-person trainings. 2023 also marked CIT's 20th Anniversity! Since 2003, we have trained over 7,400 new CIT officers and first responders throughout the St. Louis region. 

• NAMI St. Louis answered over 1,167 Helpline calls in 2023. Our Helpline provides callers with community mental health resources that are needed now more than ever.

So, what good are we doing? A lot, but your support is needed! NAMI St. Louis is making a difference with family and community education programs, law enforcement training, support of local community based programs, and fighting stigma through advocacy programs.

"The American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP), the nation's leading charity watchdog, awarded NAMI an A+ for it's cost-effective charitable spending and fundraising practices."

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NAMI St. Louis

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1810 Craig Road Suite 124
St. Louis, MO 63146



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