The impetus for the creation of the NAIMH is that the need for mental health services and psychoeducation in Nigeria surpasses available resources. The NAIMH aims to illuminate this disparity and forge partnerships with individuals, organizations, and agencies to create a viable path of support, through education and increased availability of effective professionals who are skilled in the field of mental health. We are committed to creating programs and services to address issues of mental illness, the dismantling of stigma around mental health and the general psychological wellbeing of Nigerians.
The NAIMH is sponsored by the United States-based Nigerian Mental Health Practitioners USA Inc. (NMHPUSA). It functions as the vehicle for the work of the NMHPUSA in Nigeria. All operations of the NMHPUSA in Nigeria emanate from this Institute.