Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI)
Established by Congress under the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness Act of 1986. PAIMI was formed to help individuals with mental illness in both institutional and community settings and to investigate abuse, neglect and rights violations on their behalf.
To be eligible for services under our PAIMI Program a person must have a significant mental illness, emotional impairment, and/or receives inpatient treatment in a State psychiatric hospital.
PAIMI Funding Source
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services.