Why not join our important organization? Membership in NAMI Schenectady is open to any and all persons interested in mental health issues. Our mission includes caring and concern for persons with mental disorders and their loved ones, advocacy at all government levels, support of research to find answers to the causes and effective treatments for serious mental disorders, and an end to the cruel stigma of having a mental illness. We encourage members to participate in a support group, and offer our members many kinds of opportunities to learn more about mental illness, treatments, issues and solutions. Membership in NAMI Schenectady also makes you a member of NAMI and the state and national level.