NAMI (the National
Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation’s
largest grassroots mental health organization
dedicated to improving the lives of persons
living with serious mental illnesses and their
Families who have a loved one with a mental
illness share surprisingly similar
serious mental illnesses greatly impact family
members, as well as clients. Families are often
confused by the nature of these medical
disorders, and are directly involved in wanting
to help their loved one get the treatment they
deserve and on the path to recovery. Read more . .
Brochure shows how to become
a member of the NAMI National organization plus
NAMI Gainesville chapter, or you can also
become a member by online registration. The
online method automatically points your
membership to Gainesville.
We offer two kinds of meetings: (1) Group Support Meetings intended only for caregivers, family members, or friends with a loved one living with a serious and persistent mental illness; and (2) Seminars open to anyone in the general public. Click for
details of current offerings this month . .
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter
on March 31
8:00 pm Phillips Center Auditorium:
Free public talk given by Mrs. Carter on her book:
"Within Our Reach: Ending the Mental Health Crisis". Doors open 7:00. Tickets are free but are required. (click for information...)
5:30 pm Gainesville Opportunity Center Fundraiser Dinner with Rosalynn Carter at the Harn. Requires advanced tickets. (click for details...)
'2015 Community Read' project based on Mrs. Carter's book, hosted by NAMI Gainesville. Join one of many discussion groups for thought provoking discussions on transforming the perception and treatment of mental illnesses in our city and our country. (click for details...)
We will utilize what we learned from Mrs. Carter's book with the goal of mapping the community's mental health landscape. (click for details...)
Mental Illness Advocacy Day
in Tallahassee March 24, 2015
Rally on Capitol Steps 8:30-11:30 am
Meeting with legislators 12:30-5:00 pm
NAMI CONNECTION is a weekly recovery support group for people living with a mental illness in which people learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding.
When: Every Tuesday each week from 7:00pm to 8:30 pm
Illnesses are unavoidable biological, medical
conditions of brain cells in regions of the
brain that disrupt thought, mood, feelings,
behavior, ability to relate to others, or daily
functioning.Read more . . .
Evidence-based mental illness employment-transition recovery program in
Gainesville for rebuilding lives. click for details...
households in Alachua County are directly