For People Living with Mental Illness
At NAMI, we believe that treatment helps and recovery is possible.
We also believe that treatment and recovery are strengthened when you are knowledgeable about your illness and when you know that you are not alone. That’s why we’ve focused on three areas: education, support, and advocacy.
Every program we offer is free to participants. Click on each program to learn more.
Our education courses are designed to help you learn about specific diagnoses and medications as well as help you discover practical ways to establish and maintain your recovery.
Sometimes it helps to talk things out with others who know what you’re going through. The NAMI Connection Support Group is a safe place for you to share your concerns, hopes, fears, and joys. You will learn that you are not alone, and you’ll even discover that you can help others through your own experience.
One of the most powerful advocacy tools we have is that of sharing our stories. By sharing our stories, we can help eliminate stigma, promote empathy, and encourage others to get the help they need. Sharing your experience is a powerful gift, and can even help you maintain your recovery.
In Our Own Voice is a presentation we offer to churches, college classrooms, civic groups, law enforcement officials and other community groups. It’s an opportunity to help others better understand mental illness and see firsthand what recovery looks like.
If you experienced symptoms of mental illness while in school, you might choose to be a presenter for Ending the Silence. Through sharing your lived experience, you’ll help students and teachers better help those who are experiencing symptoms of mental illness at a young age.
If you have experience of dealing with a mental health condition in the workplace, you might consider becoming a Good for Business presenter. By sharing your story, you can help reduce stigma in the workplace, and open the door for conversations about dealing with mental illness at work.
For more information, contact us at (513) 351-3500 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.