National Alliance Of Mental Illness

NAMI features the latest information on mental health illnesses, medication, and treatment and resources for support and advocacy. Other features include online discussion groups and fact sheets.

Strenght Of Us is an online social community for teens and young adults living with mental illness, is a place where they can connect while learning about services, supports and handling the unique challenges and opportunities of transition-age years.

The NAMI Helpline receives more than 8,000 requests each month from individuals needing support, referral and information. More than 60 fact sheets on a variety of topics are available along with referrals to NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates in communities across the country.(800) 950-NAMI (6264)

NAMI Hearts and Minds is an online, interactive wellness educational initiative intended to promote quality of life and recovery for individuals who live with mental illness. Focuses include exercise, nutrition and smoking cessation.

NAMI Peer-To-Peer is a free, 10-week education course on the topic of recovery for any person living with a serious mental illness. Led by mentors who themselves have achieved recovery, the course provides participants comprehensive information and teaches strategies for personal and interpersonal awareness, coping skills and self-care.

NAMI In Our Own Voice is a public education presentation. It enriches the audiences’ understanding of how the more than 58 million Americans contending with mental illness cope while also reclaiming rich and meaningful lives. Presented by two trained speakers who themselves live with mental illness, the presentation includes a brief video and personal testimonials, last 60-90 minutes and is offered free of charge.

NAMI Connection is a recovery support group for adults living with mental illness regardless of their diagnosis. Every group is offered free of charge and meets weekly for 90 minutes. NAMI Connection offers a causal and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping withmental illness. The groups are led by trained individuals who are in recover-people who understand the challenges others living with mental illness face.

NAMI Basics is a free, educational program for parents and other primary caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illness. The course is presented in six different classes, provides learning and practical insights for families and is taught by trained parents and caregivers who have lived similar experiences with their own children.

NAMI Family-To-Family is a free, 12-week course for family caregivers of adults living with mental illness. An evidence-based practice taught by trained NAMI family members who have relatives living with mental illness, the course provides caregivers with communication and problem-solving techniques, coping mechanisms and the self-care skills needed to deal with their loved ones and the impact on the family. Also available in Spanish.


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