NAMI's mission is to educate, support and advocate for those who live with mental illness, and their families. It accomplishes this mission through a peer based structure in which experienced and NAMI trained family members and consumers help others to manage through the complexities and stresses of mental illness.
Outreach, support groups, education and local community connectivity are the hallmarks of NAMI. NAMI is the
mental health bridge in its community as its mission is to connect all the mental health stakeholders to ensure optimal recovery outcomes.
Ending the Silence
Ending the Silence is a free presentation given to (1) middle and high school students, (2) their families and (3) school staff. These three different presentations outline the symptoms of mental health conditions and gives attendees ideas about how to help themselves, friends, or family members who may need support. All three presentations include personal testimony from a young adult living with a mental health condition and his/her journey to recovery. The presentation may be given in the schools/colleges, faith communities, youth programs, corporations, etc.
NAMI Peer Support Group
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there. NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need. The groups meet on a bi-weekly, weekly or monthly basis.