Every donation received by your local NAMI affiliate, NAMI Luzerne-Wyoming Counties, PA helps us to achieve goals in fulfillment of our mission.
NAMI focuses on three primary areas to motivate change: support; advocacy & education. We offer support meetings to individuals in mental health recovery as well as their friends and family members.
NAMI also advocates at the local, state and national level for legislation supporting access to quality healthcare and other life-sustaining supports, necessary to improve the quality of life for people living with mental illness and their families.
Our NAMI affiliate centers it’s focus on the third branch of our mission; education. We offer specialized trainings for professionals (police officers, teachers, providers, etc.) to promote the importance of empathy and understanding and change the culture of Luzerne and Wyoming Counties, to be one free of stigma. These efforts lead to improved interactions with individuals experiencing MH crisis in our community and demonstrates the value of utilizing innovative approaches to improve outcomes for those living with mental illness.
The educational programming offered to families and individuals in MH recovery is designed to provide tools and resources necessary to develop self-advocacy skills and empower individuals to achieve their life goals and attain an improved quality of life. The resulting autonomy allows for individuals and their families to make educated decisions regarding treatment and develop informed opinions regarding policy and legislation that directly effects them.
For more information on our organization or services, please browse our site or contact our office. We appreciate your help & support!