Our Programs



NAMI Smarts is an interactive workshop designed to teach individuals how to effectively advocate for issues they believe in at the local level, state and federal levels. You will learn to: Harness the power of your personal story to affect change in your community Successfully meet with legislators Write compelling emails and letters to the public
For family members, partners and friends of someone living with a mental illness 12-week course Disponible en Español "Before I took the course, I felt alone and overwhelmed dealing with my daughter’s mental illness. By taking this course, I have met others who are going through the same things I am and have learned about many resources that I never knew existed."
NAMI Connection is a recovery support group program for adults living with mental illness that is expanding in communities throughout the country. These groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement, and hope.
In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a unique public education program developed by NAMI, in which two trained consumer speakers share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery. The program was started with a grant from Eli Lily and Company.
Research has demonstrated that people living with severe psychiatric conditions may have an increased risk of heart disease and related conditions. For this reason NAMI has designed the Hearts & Minds program:
NAMI Basics is the new signature education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. The NAMI Basics course is taught by trained teachers who are the parent or other caregivers of individuals who developed the symptoms of mental illness prior to the age of 13 years.
The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses. * The course is taught by trained family members * All instruction and course materials are free to class participants * Over 115,000 family members have graduated from this national program