NAMI South Dakota was founded in 1987. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to carrying out the mission to improve the lives of persons affected by mental illness. The Mission of NAMI South Dakota is to provide education, support, and advocacy for individuals and families impacted by mental illness. he families and members of NAMI South Dakota are here to help! We offer understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses. We believe recovery is not an event, but a journey. In addition, we promote person-centered treatment and wellness activities that enhance health and well-being. You are not alone, and there is hope. MISSION The mission of NAMI South Dakota is to provide education, support and advocacy for families and individuals affected by mental illness. We accomplish this through the dedication of our many members, volunteers, and donors. THANK YOU! OUR GOALS Advocate at the community, state and national levels for non-discriminatory access to quality healthcare, housing , education and employment for people with mental illness. Educate the public about mental illness. Work to eliminate the stigma of mental illness. Advocate for increased funding for research into the causes and treatment of mental illness. Provide compassionate support and helpful education to people living with mental illness and their families and loved ones.