NAMI Georgia

History: The National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI Georgia, was started in 1982 as part of a national organization that supports, educates, and advocates for people affected by mental illness. NAMI Georgia is made up of 20 affiliates throughout the state that offers free programs and resources to help individuals and their loved ones live in recovery.

Did you know: Right now, NAMI Georgia is partnering with legislators to make 2022 the year of mental health. During the pandemic, NAMI Georgia’s 20 affiliates met virtually for monthly support groups and weekly webinars on mental health, and provided resources to more than 22,000 people in need.

Its motto: You are not alone.

How you can help: Help remove the stigma surrounding mental health by speaking openly about your experience with friends, co-works, neighbors, or strangers. Register for NAMIWalks Your Way 2021. Train to become a program leader who teaches classes or facilitates support group meetings.

To learn more: Visit or email, call 770-408-0625, or follow #notalone #vote4mentalhealth.