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The families and members of NAMI Payson are here to help! We offer understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness.

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.


Our mission is to improve the lives of those affected by mental illness in Rim Country through advocacy, education and support.


NAMI Payson’s CORE VALUES are the principles that guide our internal conduct as well as our relationships with the external world. NAMI Payson strives to be an exemplary organization in all we do.

INTEGRITY– We believe in being honest in all that we do and acting in the best interests of our members, participants and greater community.  Confidentiality is critical to maintaining the confidence of those we serve.

COMMUNITY– We believe by helping those in our community affected by mental illness we will improve the health of our community as a whole.

COMMITMENT– We believe serving others is hard work and we have made a commitment to making a difference in the lives of those affected by mental illness.

SERVICE – We believe in helping others through education, advocacy and support.

SUSTAINABILITY – We believe managed, sustainable program growth is critical to maintaining a presence in our community.

TRANSPARENCY– We believe in being good stewards of all monies in our care and will provide donors and members access to our financial documents.

WELLNESS – We believe wellness is the optimal state of health in mind, body and spirit, and we promote wellness in all we do.

HOPE – We believe hope gives us strength to carry on when dealing with incredibly difficult situations.  We hope for improved care, quality of life and wellness.

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