The National Alliance on Mental Illness Treasure Valley was founded with a simple goal: to inspire better lives for Treasure Valley residents affected by mental illness. We are hard at work to achieve this goal through support programs, educational outreach, and advocacy on local, state and national levels.
NAMI Treasure Valley is dedicated to building a better future for our neighbors, friends, and family affected by mental and mood disorders. We advocate for effective prevention, diagnosis, treatment, support, research, and recovery that improves the quality of life of everyone who is affected by mental illness. We envision a world where all persons affected by mental illness experience resiliency, recovery, and wellness. We also envision a world where mental illness is treated the same as a physical ailment by ending the stigmas associated with the various diagnoses of mental and mood disorders. We advocate to improve the conditions for and on behalf of those affected by mental illness.
NAMI Treasure Valley is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization under State and Federal law. Originally established as REACH in 1985, we moved to affiliate ourselves with NAMI-Boise because of its record as the premier organization of its kind. in 2017-2018 we officially renamed our affiliate to reaffirm our role in the Treasure Valley. Our focus today is advocacy, support and education for mental illness. We want to end the stigmas surrounding mental health and mood disorders. In 2020 we will celebrate our 35th anniversary as a nonprofit in the Treasure Valley.
Every individual has a unique story to share, to inspire, to elicit change. But often individual stories aren’t heard. As advocates for those affected by mental illness, NAMI TV takes these stories and issues and ensures they are heard — and heard by people who can help make change.
We work with NAMI Idaho and NAMI to bring mental health issues to the attention of local, state and national governments. We support legislation that benefits the lives of people with mental illness and spread awareness of that legislation to the larger community. We deliver insights and techniques to families and mental health service providers to ensure the best methods are known and in practice.