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Learn more about the full spectrum of programs and services that NAMI provides across the country for people whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness.
Find the support you need:
Center for Excellence
The NAMI Center for Excellence team works to provide NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates with the the technical assistance, resources and tools they need to build organizational capacity and achieve the goals of the NAMI Standards of Excellence.
State and Local NAMIs
NAMI’s 1,200 affiliate organizations provide local services, support and other opportunities for consumers and their families.
Education, Training and Peer Support Center
NAMI offers an array of education and training programs and services for consumers, family members, providers and the general public. These include Family-to-Family, Peer-to-Peer, NAMI Support Group, In Our Own Voice and more.
NAMI empowers and educates mental health consumers to address their issues around care, treatment, services, mutual support and consumer rights.
Child and Adolescent Action Center
Families know all too well that the system is failing children and adolescents with mental illnesses. NAMI created the Child & Adolescent Action Center in response to this crisis, to focus attention on systems reform and to help and support families.
NAMI on Campus
NAMI on Campus is a network of student-led mental health awareness, education, and advocacy groups tailored to the needs of individual college communities.
Multicultural Action Center
The Multicultural Action Center focuses attention on system reform to eliminate disparities in mental health care for diverse communities and cultural competence in treatment and support for all who are affected by serious mental illness.
NAMI Legal Center
The NAMI Legal Center provides lawyer referrals as a service to our members and the general public.
Veterans & Military Resource Center
NAMI is proud to provide the following resources for veterans and active duty military members, as well as their families, friends, and advocates.
Missing Persons Support
Resources and support for locating missing persons with mental illness.
To help mental health professionals assist consumers and families further, NAMI has created this section of the NAMI Web site especially for you.
Trained volunteers provide information, referrals, and support to all who have questions about or are affected by serious mental illness. Call 1-800-950-NAMI.
Family Support Group 7 pm – 9 pm Connection Support Group 7 pm – 8:15 pm
NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 10-session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery. These classes are taught by a trained team of people who’ve been there, the program includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises. Everything is confidential, and NAMI never recommends a specific medical therapy or treatment approach. What You’ll Gain This in-person group experience provides the opportunity for mutual support and positive impact. You can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who relate to your experiences. Through your participation, you have the opportunity to help others grow. This is a confidential place to learn from shared experiences in an environment of sincere, uncritical acceptance. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope for all people living with mental illness. NAMI Peer-to-Peer helps you: Create a personalized relapse prevention plan Learn how to interact with health care providers Develop confidence for making decisions and reducing stress Stay up-to-date on mental health research Understand the impact of symptoms on your life Access practical resources on how to maintain your journey toward recovery