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Who We Are

Who We Are

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI Boulder County‘s mission is to provide support, education and advocacy for individuals and families impacted by mental illness, by which we will reduce stigma, instill hope, and generate change. All programs are offered free of charge to all participants. Learn more at

What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has grown into the nation’s leading voice on mental health.

NAMI Boulder County evolved from an organization called Families and Friends of the Adult Mentally Ill (FFAMI), which was founded in Boulder in 1977 by Mary Jean Willis. FFAMI members attended the founding convention for NAMI National in 1979.

Today, NAMI is an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.

NAMI Boulder County serves Boulder and Broomfield Counties. Our members are families, friends, and individuals coping with mental illness. NAMI Boulder County members are available when you most need a helping hand through the struggles and challenges of mental illness. NAMI is there with acceptance, understanding, information and emotional support.

View the latest NAMI Boulder County Newsletter.

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The families and members of NAMI Boulder County are here to help! We offer understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness.