Humboldt is a grassroots, not-for-profit
support and advocacy organization.
is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected
by mental illness.The most common of these brain illnesses
are major depression, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, bipolar
or manic-depressive illness, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic
stress syndrome & panic disorder.
people who want to be part of an organization dedicated
to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by
mental illness are welcome to join and participate.
Through your participation and membership, NAMI Humboldt offers
you: Support We've been there! We share personal experiences and
offer caring and understanding support. Together we grieve, we laugh.
You need not feel alone.
Education We've learned how the local system works and share
how to get needed help. Through speakers, information distribution
and our affiliations with the National and California Alliances on
Mental Illness, we both learn and keep up-to-date about paths to recovery.NAMI
Humboldt sponsors the "Family-to-Family Education Program,"
a free, 12-week educational course taught by trained family members
for families and friends of people living with mental illnesses. The
course is further described elsewhere on this website.We educate others
in the county about brain disorders to counter ignorance and stigma
and to promote positive treatment. We outreach to the community through
our educational meetings and other events.
Advocacy We advocate to develop better services and treatment
for people with mental illnesses in Humboldt County.Our parent organizations,
NAMI and NAMI California, are the strongest mental health advocacy
groups in America. They speak out for modern, compassionate treatment
for neurobiological disorders. Through NAMI and NAMI California we
can influence the larger decisions which affect the wellbeing of people
affected by mental illness in our country--and our county.
Volunteers greatly appreciated.
all volunteer group, we are regularly looking for folks who would
like to use their skills and talents to help with NAMI Humboldt's
You can volunteer 2 hours a month, once a year, one day at a time,
etc. Whatever you can do is greatly appreciated. Some of the ways
to help would be : writing newsletter articles, editing, folding,
labeling, or mailing, membership functions, fundraising, writing grants,
legislation issues, maybe just writing a letter once in a while to
local or state agencies, health fairs, publication distribution, program
organizers, support group facilitator, helping with the holiday gift
drive, Family to Family teachers. If we have more volunteers, we can
be more effective, and maybe have more informational classes for families
and for consumers.
is a spot for whatever you can do.
of us can do a little, together a lot.
PRESIDENT IS ASKING ALL AMERICANS TO VOLUNTEER!
you know someone whose life has been affected by a mental illness, then
where better to serve your country than volunteering for NAMI Humboldt.