About Us

Who we are

Who we are

We are a grassroots organization dedicated to building better lives for those affected by mental illness. Over 30 years ago, a group of Schenectady parents founded a support group to help one another cope with the effects of their family members' mental illness. The Schenectady Relatives Group became incorporated as AMI-Schenectady in 1988 and has been meeting ever since. In 1998 the group officially changed its name to NAMI Schenectady to reflect its affiliation with the National Alliance on Mental Illness.