Who We Are
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation’s leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.
NAMI relies on gifts and contributions to support our important work.
What We Do
We educate. Offered in thousands of communities across America through our NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates, our education programs ensure hundreds of thousands of families, individuals and educators get the support and information they need.
Family-to-Family Classes – Find out More
Participants gain comfort in knowing they are not alone. Recovery is a journey and there is hope for all families and individuals dealing with a mental illness. The in-person group experience of NAMI Family-to-Family 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.
Peer-to-Peer Classes: Find our More
Bend Fall Class Now Forming!!!
NAMI’s Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education Program is a free, ten-week course that provides a holistic approach to recovery for adults living with mental illness.
- Learning to live well
- Sharing experiences with peers who also are working toward recovery
- Learning how to strengthen interpersonal relationships
- Gaining knowledge of how to manage and cope with difficult circumstances
- Learning to identify feelings, thoughts, behaviors, and events that can result in a possible relapse.
- Gaining further insight into mental illness.
- Experiencing new hope and inspiration in regard to recovery
- Having fun and support
Mondays 2:00 to 4:00 pm
October 19th-December 21st
Contact us to register!
Becky: email@example.com – 541-408-3103
Kristin 541-974-8511 –
To be held at the Peer Wellness Center
Adjacent to County Annex Building
1128 NW Harriman Street
Bend, OR 97701
Map / Directions
Redmond Fall Class Now Forming!!!
Thursdays –10:00 am – 12:00noon
Oct 22 – January 7th
At Hope Center- 724 SW 14th Street
Recovery Education Program is a free, ten-week course that provides a holistic approach to recovery for adults living with serious mental illness
NAMI Basics- Find out More
NAMI Basics is a FREE education course for parents or caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental health issues, including ADHD, anxiety disorders, depression, and others. The course provides the fundamentals a caregiver needs to care for themselves, their family, and their child.
We advocate. NAMI shapes the national public policy landscape for people with mental illness and their families and provides grassroots volunteer leaders with the tools, resources and skills necessary to save mental health in all states.
We listen. Our toll-free NAMI HelpLine allows us to respond personally to hundreds of thousands of requests each year, providing free referral, information and support—a much-needed lifeline for many.
We lead. Public awareness events and activities, including Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), NAMIWalks and other efforts, successfully combat stigma and encourage understanding. NAMI works with reporters on a daily basis to make sure our country understands how important mental health is.