NAMI - Wood River Valley
National Alliance on Mental Illness
PO Box 95,  Hailey, Idaho  83333
NAMI Helpline  208.309.1987       Email  namiwrv@gmail.com
  
 
 NAMI National has over
1,500 chapters throughout
the United States.
 
Wherever you are, you're never very far from a NAMI Chapter.
 
Visit NAMI's website at 
www.nami.org.
Until mental illness can be cured, we'll be here.
 Mental illness is a serious medical illness that affects one in four families.  Treatment works, but only half of people living with mental illness receive treatment. 

NAMI's goal is to create awareness about mental illness and promote the promise of recovery. 
The members of NAMI-WRV are ordinary people in the community who've been touched by mental illness.  "When my family started down this path in 1993, we hadn't a clue where to turn. There wasn't even a psychiatrist available. We had to educate ourselves about mental illness, find resources ourselves, and support our family member in every way we could," says a NAMI member. 
 
Due to the efforts of our members, NAMI-WRV was  officially organized in 2001 and became an affiliate of NAMI National. From its inception in 1979, NAMI has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with mental illness.  
 
NAMI's  efforts are focused on educating America about mental illness, offering resources to those in need, and insisting that mental illness become a high national priority.
 
"It's unbelievable how far we've come since 1993: dozens of good medications, much greater public awareness, more psychiatrists and pyschologists, movies and books, and internet resources." The NAMI member continued, "But we still don't have a cure and, until we do, we 'll be here to provide help to everyone who needs it."
  • Members of NAMI-WRV have personal experience with bi-polar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, panic disorder, anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other mental illlnesses. We can relate to what you are experiencing. 
 
  • Often those with mental illness will "self medicate" with drugs or alcohol. 
 
  • Sometimes those with mental illness will stop taking medications, because they  think they're cured after their medications take effect and their lives improve.
 
  • Often families have difficulty convincing their family member to seek treatment.
 
  • Even children can have mental illness that affects their behavior and performance.
 












FIGHT STIGMA & RIDE!

A fundraising and awareness campaign for NAMI-WRV with the start/finish on the bike path near the River Run Upper Parking Lot in Ketchum. Schedule:

8:00am Registration and Check/In (with hosted breakfast)
9:00am Start of 50-mile Long Ride (cost $75/rider*)
10:00am Start of 10-mile Family Ride (cost $25/rider*)
11:30am No-Host BBQ with food available for purchase
2:00pm End of Event and No-Host BBQ
**$10 extra if you register after 12:00noon on 6/16/14**

CLICK HERE for registration brochure.

For more information, please contact Carla Young at
(208) 309-1987 or via e-mail at namiwrv@gmail.com.