Mission Statement



NAMI New Mexico is the state organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.  NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.  NAMI New Mexico advocates for New Mexicans facing mental health challenges and their families so they might have lives of quality and respect, without discrimination or stigma.  We provide leadership in advocacy, Support and Education throughout New Mexico.


NAMI New Mexico’s vision is to improve the lives of individuals living with mental illness and their families, to eliminate stigma and discrimination, and improve the system of mental health care in New Mexico.


NAMI New Mexico is dedicated to growing as a grass-roots mental health advocate across our state. To that end, we provide information, support and training to our affiliates so that they can provide effective support and education programs to their local communities.  We also support the development and organization of new affiliates in our state and work to provide support and, where possible, programs to the many rural communities across New Mexico.  NAMI New Mexico represents our membership to the New Mexico Legislature and Governor on important mental health issues.  We provide individuals, family members, professionals and law enforcement with education on the realities of mental illness.  In addition, we advocate for increased research aimed at understanding the causes of, and developing effective treatments for mental health conditions.  Lastly, NAMI New Mexico works hard to eliminate the unfair stigma that many with mental health conditions and their families face on a daily basis.