As our organization has grown, it became important to hear from our volunteers, membership
and the communities we serve as to what they viewed the communities’ needs to be. In order
to learn more, NAMI Western Nevada conducted a Community Mental Health Needs
Assessment focused on NAMI Programs and advocacy issues. Our goal was to not only reach
those involved with or that NAMI has touched, but also a broader community base. To inform
NAMI programming and advocacy, we wanted to learn:
What NAMI Programs are needed by communities?
What are the barriers to engagement in NAMI Programs?
What are the communities priorities for improving the services for people impacted by mental illness?