NAMI Albuquerque was established in the mid-1980s by a small group of individuals who recognized a need for mental health support and education in our community. Since its founding, NAMI Albuquerque has seen many boards of directors and many volunteers – some who are still around and supporting NAMI. NAMI Albuquerque has grown into a thriving organization of all volunteers who provide support and education programs for peers and family members alike. We all engage in many community outreach activities to help educate the public and fight the stigma associated with mental illness