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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 19, 2021

Written by: Sandra Mann

I am a NAMI Wake County volunteer.  I am a facilitator (with my husband, Dale) for Family to Family, Basics, and Family and Friends programs.  We are also Family Support Group facilitators and NAMI NC trainers of facilitators.  With this background I decided to volunteer with our NAMI Wake Helpline.  A very long time ago I received a B.S. and M.A. in Education.  But my real understanding and empathy has come from caring about and supporting our son who has lived with mental health challenges for over 20 years.  

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