LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Los Angeles County (NAMIGLAC) officially formed a merger between six chapters in Los Angeles Countyand is part of a larger effort to promote advocacy and grants to implement free mental health programs in the county.
The organization, now known as NAMI Greater Los Angeles County (NAMIGLAC), will consist of six chapters and represent approximately 70% of the county, including the San Fernando Valley, GlendaleSan Gabriel Valley, South Bay, Pomona Valley and Long Beach areas. The newly reformed organization will also host LA County’s largest mental health walk this year on May 21st during Mental Health Awareness Month in Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles.
“By uniting affiliated chapters under one umbrella, we can ensure our service areas receive the support they need and focus our attention on building and strengthening our programs in the county,” said Traute Wintersexecutive director of NAMI Greater Los Angeles County.
NAMIGLAC will contract with organizations such as the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health to roll out mental health programs and resources in the county.
“With the merger, our voice for families and peers affected by serious mental illness has never been stronger,” said John O‘Malley, Chairman of the GLAC Board of Directors. “Advocacy, training, adopting best practices and achieving some economies of scale are all benefits of this transition.”
About the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Los Angeles County (NAMIGLAC)
NAMIGLAC is the county’s leading organization comprised of local chapters that promote the well-being, recovery, equality and dignity of individuals and families affected by mental illness and the community as a whole. They work to provide leadership in advocacy, education, support and public awareness throughout Los Angeles County. Mental illness can be treated and people living with mental illness can recover and lead fulfilling lives. To learn more about how NAMI can help you, visit namiglac.org. All NAMI programs and services are free to people living with mental illness and the families and friends who care for them.
SOURCE National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Greater Los Angeles County