The families and members of NAMI Lowcountry are here to help! We offer understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness.
NAMI Lowcountry (formerly NAMI Beaufort County) is your area affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), which is the nation’s first and leading organization to support individuals and families affected by mental illness. Our service area includes Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, Colleton and Allendale counties
Mental illnesses are brain disorders that are biologically based medical problems. Untreated, they can cause severe disturbances in thinking, feeling and relating. This results in substantially diminished capacity for dealing with the ordinary demands of life. Mental illness can affect persons of any age and occur in any family. They are not caused by bad parenting and not evidence of weakness of character.
NAMI Lowcountry is dedicated to improving the lives of people with mental illness and their families. We reach out to our community; advocate for mental health; and provide education and support so that all those affected can build better lives.
All individuals, families and caregivers affected by mental illness in our five-county service area have the information, support and access to services needed to lead the most productive lives possible.