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New to NAMI? Welcome! We are the Wake County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Through our support groups, classes, education events, presentations, fundraisers, and organizational partnerships, we serve thousands of residents in our community each year.

NAMI Wake provides support, education, & advocacy to those affected by mental health challenges to create a community where mental health is valued.


We’ve adjusted to virtual programming during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Join our virtual support groups, which meet weekly, find an education class to help you navigate your own or a loved one’s mental health condition, or explore our site for a variety of local and national mental health services and resources. Updated resources can be found on the lefthand sidebar. Just click on the “Resources for the Community” tab!

For crisis services, click here.

In The News: NAMI Wake County

October 19, 2020

Written by: Sarah Gallo

Sarah Gallo is a new NAMI Wake volunteer contributing her writing to our blog. She has a B.A. in English from North Carolina State University and works as a writer and editor in the Raleigh area.

All too often, when we think about self-care, images of expensive retreats, lavish spa treatments and other out-of-reach endeavors come to mind. But self-care doesn’t have to be inaccessible. After all, “Self-care and indulgence are not the same thing,” says Haesue Jo,

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