The mission of NAMI–Charlotte is to protect the dignity of and improve the quality of life for individuals and their families living with the effects of severe and persistent mental health conditions through advocacy, education, and support. Our purposes in supporting this mission are:
To promote the quality of care, rights, and interests of Participants (those with a mental health diagnosis), particularly of those who cannot speak for themselves, and to advocate such policies at the local, state and national levels to ensure accomplishment of these objectives.
To support and advocate research into the causes, alleviation, and eradication of mental health conditions.
To develop an enlightened and more sympathetic public understanding of the problems of those afflicted with mental health conditions and increase awareness of the public responsibilities in dealing with these problems.
To improve communications and cooperation between mental health agencies and families living with mental health challenges.
To encourage and aid in the formation of support groups throughout the Charlotte area.
To solicit, receive, and contribute funds for the above-stated objectives.