Hi Sera. Thank you for writing this article. I was an active volunteer and a board member with NAMI for a few years. I stepped away when I realized just how drug and disease brain oriented they are. Sometimes when I think of my local chapter, I think of a couple of demotivational sayings I once read; “None of us is as stupid as all of us” and “Never underestimate the power of idiots in large groups”. I’ve found with my fellow board members, if I engaged one on one, they would consider another point of view. Whenever we met at a board or general meeting, forget it. I’ve met brick walls that have more give. Same thing with several members. One on one they would listen to reason. In a large group with fellow NAMI mommies, not a snowball’s chance. We need more people who are willing to stand up and speak out about their horrific experiences with this organization. I had some drag down knock out fights with the local chapter prior to stepping away. Sometimes I feel like the only voice of reason in the county where I reside. I really appreciate your article. Thank you for stating the facts about NAMI.