NAMI Southern Maryland is a regional affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Our office is based in Lexington Park, Maryland. The affiliate provides programs and services in St. Mary's, Charles, and Calvert Counties and is one of over 1,000 NAMI affiliates nationwide. NAMI Southern Maryland's mission is one of education, support, and advocacy. It achieves its mission by: Supporting persons with mental illness and their families. NAMI Southern Maryland provides education, support and advocacy for persons with mental illness and their families. Our unique family programs empower parents, siblings, spouses and children to utilize the coping skills they need to stay healthy while assisting their ill relatives in the journey towards recovery.
Below you will find easy-to-understand information about mental illnesses, mental health care, diagnoses, along with treatment and recovery information. Just click on the illness you would like to learn more about.
Autism Spectrum Disorders , Asperger Syndrome
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Dissociative Disorders, Dual Diagnosis and Integrated Treatment of Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorder , Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD),
Panic Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) ,
Schizoaffective Disorder, Schizophrenia, Seasonal Affective Disorder,
Suicide, Tourette's Syndrome, First Episodes of Psychosis .
At NAMI Southern Maryland we are acutely aware of the unfortunate stigma that is often attached to those with mental illness. We therefore want to assure those who contact us that their mental health information will remain confidential, and will not be discussed with any third party without your consent.