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National Alliance on Mental Illness

Mailing Address & Directions:

304 New York Road
Plattsburgh, NY 12903

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 8:30 to 4:30 PM

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NAMI Champlain Valley is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country.

Located in Northern New York, NAMI Champlain Valley provides services to individuals and families in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties.

Our Mission: NAMI Champlain Valley provides free education, advocacy, and support services to all those affected (individuals and families) by brain disorders – including serious mental illnesses and/or emotional/behavioral disorders – in Clinton, Franklin, and Essex Counties.

When you reach out to NAMI Champlain Valley; you are reaching out to someone (a peer) with experiences, strength, and hope.

If you are someone with a mental illness or have a family member with a mental illness you can find:

Empathy: We share common experiences that develop understanding, empathy, and compassion for one another.

Acceptance: We practice non-judgmental, unbiased acceptance.

Hope: We maintain hope that through treatment and support people can and do recover.

Resilience: We believe in the resilience and capacity of individuals to recover and maintain wellness.

Honesty: We believe honesty builds self-awareness and open-mindedness.

Self-Care: We encourage self-care as a means to cope with challenges and maintain well-being.

Empowerment: We support individuals and families rebuilding their lives; we promote personal responsibility and self-advocacy; and we provide education and training that empowers individuals to develop their potential.

Inclusion: We value and respect the contributions of each person toward a better understanding of the diversity of needs and capacity among us, and we affirm the importance of those contributions toward empowerment, resiliency, and recovery.