Mental illnesses are chronic medical conditions that disrupt a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others, and daily functioning. For the vast majority of people with mental illness, they are, or can be, productive members of society if they receive the treatment they need and actively participate in an individual treatment plan.
National Alliance on Mental Illness Montgomery County (NAMI MC) is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of those impacted by mental illnesses in Montgomery County, Md., by providing self-help resources, support, education and advocacy. NAMI MC offers support groups for consumers dealing with various mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, and veterans with PTSD. The organization also offers groups for families and parents of individuals with mental illness. NAMI MC also offers a variety of free courses to educate caregivers, consumers, and other community members while providing resources and peer-support. Programs are offered for free in both English and Spanish.
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