Who We Are

New to NAMI? Welcome! We are the Wake County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in North Carolina. 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, under “Resources for the Community.”

Our upcoming events change periodically and can be seen on the right side of our homepage.

For crisis services, click here.

In The News: NAMI Wake County

January 8, 2021

Written by: Sarah Gallo

Sarah Gallo is a 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.

From a global pandemic and its resulting social isolation to tough but necessary conversations about racial inequality, it’s safe to say that 2020 was not an easy year. For many, it was one marked by illness,

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