About NAMI Massachusetts

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts (NAMI Massachusetts) is a nonprofit grassroots organization founded in 1982.


We seek to improve the quality of life for people living with mental health conditions, their families, and their caregivers. We work to ensure that all people impacted by a mental health condition receive the support they need when they need it. We use our voices as people and families with lived experience to challenge discrimination and advocate for a more equitable and just world.


NAMI Massachusetts envisions a society that humanizes the experience of mental health challenges, promotes the values of respect, agency, self-determination, non-coercion, and non-violence, and supports individuals and families wherever they are in their journey of healing and recovery.