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NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI Pinellas County, Florida, a 501 (c)(3). NAMI embraces people living with mental health conditions and their families who are often isolated. NAMI Pinellas County and dedicated volunteer members and leaders advocate for access to services, treatment, supports and research, and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.

Awards & Accolades

Numerous grant awards from foundations and local civic associations; awarded Proclamation for Mental Health Awareness Month, by the County Commissioners Office, April 2019

Core values/mission statement

Mission: NAMI provides advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives. Vision: NAMI envisions a world where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives supported by a community that cares.

Company Overview

Company Name

NAMI Pinellas County Florida

Year Established


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Company Leadership

Denise Whitfield

Executive Director

A non-profit executive with over 8 years in the industry. A graduate from University of South Florida, BS Business Administration. Was Awarded People of Distinction Award in 2017. Was in the corporate world for over 20 years as a Title Insurance executive. Was Board President of The Kind Mouse, a local non-profit in St. Petersburg.

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