NAMI Huntington is one of more than 50 affiliates of NAMI New York State which in turn is a component of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The membership of NAMI exceeds 200,000. NAMI and NAMI Huntington have four main purposes:
- Support friends and family members of persons with mental illness
- Educate ourselves, the public, and mental health professionals on the nature and treatment of mental illnesses and the special resources needed by people with mental illness.
- Advocate for resources (medicines, housing, treatment, employment, etc.) needed by persons with mental illness.
- Promote research into the origins, progression, and treatment of mental illnesses