What we do.
The Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere (FAME) provides a facilitation of hope, acceptance, recovery and education. We teach family members to embrace self-care and individual responsibility.
It’s about the families.
We believe families make up the basic social structure of our society. Family members provide ongoing support and connection for many of our life experiences. This is particularly so for persons who are vulnerable or ill.
We understand because we’ve been there.
As an organization brought together by families, we have a thorough understanding of the challenges and emotions experienced in supporting a family member with a mental illness.
Reduce the stress of coping.
FAME is organized for and by families to reduce the stress of coping with mental illness by strengthening and supporting family members in our role as caregivers. We can provide advocacy, education, referrals and counseling to families that have a mentally ill relative of any diagnosis.
Families have a voice.
FAME works hard to ensure that families have a strong voice within their communities. We are based on a self-help model which respects and supports the expertise that families have regarding their mentally ill relative and their experience in the system.