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About Us

NAMI Hillsborough, Inc. is the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

Our Mission

NAMI Hillsborough provides advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

We Educate.
Our education programs ensure that families, individuals, and educators get the support and information they need.

We Advocate.
Helps to shape local and national public policy for people with mental illness and their families. We provide volunteer leaders with the tools, resources, and skills necessary to save mental health in Hillsborough County.

We Listen.
NAMI’s toll-free NAMI HelpLine allows us to respond personally to those in need by providing free referral, information and support—a much-needed lifeline for many.

We Lead. 
Public awareness events and activities, including Mental Illness Awareness Week and our 4th Annual Strides for Mental Health Awareness Run/Walk, successfully fight stigma and encourage understanding. NAMI works with the public on a daily basis to make sure our county understands how important mental health is.


We have found strength in our journey, and hope that we can help you find strength in yours. Our Board of Directors, volunteers, and our members have been personally affected by mental health. We are here to help others, like we were helped – Peer-based Recovery is grounded in the approach that “we know what it is like, and we have been there.” Our services are all led by a person that has been affected by mental health in their lifetime.


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