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NAMI Indiana (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Community
  • Crisis Support
  • Education & Literacy
  • Health & Medicine

Location

921 E. 86th StreetSuite 130Indianapolis, IN 46240 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

NAMI Indiana (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the state's voice on mental illness, dedicated to supporting, educating, and advocating for persons who are affected by mental illnesses.

Description

NAMI Indiana (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the state's voice on mental illness, dedicated to supporting, educating, and advocating for persons who are affected by mental illnesses.

NAMI Indiana is a non-profit grassroots organization with a statewide membership of more than 4700. NAMI Indiana has its state office in Indianapolis; it is the umbrella organization for twenty-three affiliates scattered throughout Indiana.

NAMI Indiana is involved in a number of activities and programs including:

  • a helpline and website as sources of support and information
  • comprehensive education programs for family members, consumers of mental health services, and providers including Family to Family, Peer to Peer, NAMI Basics and Provider Education
  • approximately 70 support groups per month across the state for consumers and family members
  • a speaker's bureau with "In Our Own Voice" and "The Biological Basis of Mental Illness" to educate outside organizations and groups
  • a Criminal Justice Training program designed to train prison staff, law enforcement and criminal justice professionals about mental illness
  • an annual Mental Health and Criminal Justice Summit for various stakeholders across the state
  • an annual Meet & Greet Your State Legislator Day at the state capitol
  • an annual State Conference for members and others interested in mental illness

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