Advocacy / Outreach

Advocacy/Outreach:

In Our Own Voice
NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions and stereotypes about people with mental health conditions. These free, 40-, 60- or 90-minute presentations provide a personal perspective of mental illness, as presenters with lived experience talk openly about what it’s like to live with a mental health condition. Our trained presenters humanize the misunderstood, highly stigmatized topic of mental illness by showing that it’s possible—and common—to live well with a mental health condition.

FaithNet
NAMI FaithNet is an information exchange network of NAMI members, friends, clergy and congregations of all faith traditions who wish to create more welcoming and supportive faith communities for persons and families touched by serious mental illness. NAMI FaithNet also encourages the role of faith in recovery for those for whom faith is a key component of their experience.

NAMI FaithNet is an online, web resource of NAMI dedicated to providing and promoting the creation and exchange of information, tools, outreach materials and other resources which will help NAMI members and friends educate faith communities about mental illness and the vital role spirituality plays in recovery. NAMI FaithNet is not a religious network but a mental health education and awareness outreach to clergy and congregations of all faith traditions as well as to individuals who seek faith as a component of their recovery.

Outreach: Board members speak about NAMI at community groups

Advocacy Team