NAMI Brown County’s Mission
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for those affected by mental illness and to support research
to someday eliminate these illnesses.
We provide support, education and advocacy to those living with mental illness
as well as their friends and family members.
Living With A Mental Health Condition
One in 5 American adults experience some form of mental illness in any given year. And across the population 1 in 25 adults is living with a serious mental health condition such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or long-term recurring major depression
As with other serious illnesses, mental illness is not your fault or that of the people around you, but widespread misunderstandings about mental illness remain. Many people don’t seek treatment or remain unaware that their symptoms could be connected to a mental health condition. Misperceptions add to the challenges of seeking help.
Every year people overcome the challenges of mental illness and through developing a treatment plan, can dramatically reduce symptoms. People with mental health conditions can and do pursue higher education, succeed in their careers, make friends and have healthy relationships. Mental illness can slow us down, but we don’t need to let it stop us.