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These NAMI programs are designed for individuals living with a mental illness:



NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a recovery education course open to anyone experiencing a mental health challenge. The course is designed to encourage growth, healing and recovery among participants. This program is also available in Spanish, De Persona a Persona de NAMI.

To register for an upcoming Peer-to-Peer, please contact:


NAMI Connection groups offer a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. Each group:

  • Meets weekly for 90 minutes
  • Is offered free of charge
  • Follows a flexible structure without an educational format
  • Does not recommend or endorse any medications or other medical therapies

All groups are confidential – participants can share as much or as little personal information as they wish. Meetings will be guided by NAMI Connection’s Principles of Support

To find your nearest support group, please see the map and schedule on the Programs and Services Page.


In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a free, public education program developed by NAMI, in which two trained peer speakers share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery.

Throughout the IOOV presentation, audience members are encouraged to offer feedback and ask questions. Audience participation is an important aspect of IOOV because the more audience members become involved, the closer they come to understanding what it is like to live with a mental illness and stay in recovery.

If you would like to become an In Our Own Voice presenter or schedule a presentation, please email

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