Who we are

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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.

Families who have a loved one with a mental illness share surprisingly similar experiences.

The 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 . . .

To Contact us

email: info@namigainesville.org

(general questions):374-5600 (then extension 8322 ) - or - 800-330-5615 (then extension 8322 )

Mailing Address:
NAMI Gainesville,
P.O. Box 90114
Gainesville, FL 32607

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Annual Reports

2013 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Florida

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How to join NAMI membership

Our 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.

NAMI Gainesville on the radio

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Meetings and Activities in Gainesville

Support Group, Education Courses, Community Events, and more...

Next monthly meeting:
Monday April 13

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.
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Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter
in Gainesville
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.
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5:30 pm Gainesville Opportunity Center Fundraiser Dinner with Rosalynn Carter at the Harn. Requires advanced tickets.
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Throughout March:
'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.
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April 6:
We will utilize what we learned from Mrs. Carter's book with the goal of mapping the community's mental health landscape.
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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

For details: Carol Weber in NAMI Florida office
tel: 850-671-4445 / info@namiflorida.org


Family-to-Family Educational Classes in Gainesville.

Next course set of 12 classes starts February 10 at 6:00-8:30 pm.

Pre-registration is required.  Click for detailed information.

Contact us at Family@namigainesville.org


Peer-to-Peer Educational Course is for people living with a major mental illness interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery.

Next course set of 10 classes starts February 12 at 10:00 am to noon.

Pre-registration is required.

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Contact us at: Peer2Peer@namigainesville.org


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

Where: Library conference room, UF Psychiatric Hospital (Vista), 4101 NW 89th Blvd (Google map)

Email for questions: info@namigainesville.org

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Supported by the Alachua County Board of County Commission’s Community Agency Partnership Program.

More Information Links and Resources...

Extensive Information on mental illnesses, medications, definitions, advice, book reviews, insurance/Medicaid, research: Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression, Anxiety disorders, and more...

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Preparations before a crisis

Mental health resources and community agencies in Alachua county

NAMI National

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What is a major mental illness, anyway?

Major Mental 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.
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Thousands of households in Alachua County are directly impacted

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Enriched Lives

People with mental illnesses can enrich our lives!

Here are just a few famous people with a mental illness

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NAMI Gainesville is Supported by the Alachua County Board of County Commission’s Community Agency Partnership Program

NAMI Gainesville is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

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