Join the thousands of Americans dedicated to improving the lives of people with mental illness. When you join NAMI South Dakota now, you become a part of NAMI at the national, state, and local levels. Member benefits include The Advocate magazine, member discounts, convention registration discounts, and more.
How much does membership cost?
The cost is $35.00 per year. For those with extremely limited resources, an Open Door membership is available for $3.00 per year, and offers all the same benefits as the regularly-priced member rate. (You do not need to provide proof of income—we extend this reduced rate in good faith.)
If you’re ready to become a valued member of NAMI, click the button below. It will send you to the NAMI.org national site for online sign-up.
If you prefer not to join and pay online, you may also print and mail the membership enrollment form.
Simply click here and select “Print.” Please send completed form and payment to:
NAMI South Dakota
PO Box 88808
Sioux Falls, SD 57109-8808
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When you become a NAMI member, you also have the opportunity to join the Consumer Council. Known as “the Consumer’s Voice on Mental Illness,” the council is for individuals who have a mental illness, and it serves as an advisory group to the NAMI SD Board of Directors. Consumer Council members must be dues paid members of NAMI SD.
How is my membership money spent?
A portion of membership dues is sent to both your local NAMI affiliate and NAMI National. These funds are used to educate about severe brain disorders: support increased funding for research; and advocate for adequate health insurance, housing, rehabilitation and jobs for people with serious psychiatric illnesses.
Most of the improvements in mental health care over the past 40+ years are a direct result of the advocacy leadership of NAMI. Your membership dollars have been responsible for these improvements!
How is the money kept in South Dakota spent?
Some of these funds are used to pay for education and educational materials, newsletters, the annual NAMI South Dakota State Conference, meetings, our website, office supplies and other similar expenses incurred by a charitable non-profit organization. In addition, these funds support our vitally important NAMI Signature Education and Support Programs.