3521 West Broward Blvd., Suite 206,

Lauderhill, FL 33312

(954) 622-8121



NAMI Broward County, Inc.

4161 NW 5th Street, Suite 203, Plantation, FL 33317

(954) 316-9907

About NAMI Broward County, Inc.

NAMI was founded in Madison, Wisconsin by Harriet Shetler and Beverly Young. The two women both had sons diagnosed with schizophrenia, and “were tired of being blamed for their sons’ mental illness”. Unhappy with the lack of services available and the treatment of those living with mental illness, the women sought out others with similar concerns. The first meeting held to address these issues in mental health led to the formation of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill in 1979. In 1997, the legal name was changed to the acronym, NAMI.

Services Provided by NAMI Broward County, Inc.

Provides education to families and consumers regarding mental illness. Advocates for those living with serious mental illness.