Mental Health Support

Because we are NAMI – the National Alliance on Mental Illness –  it’s our innate job and privilege to be your ally. In other words, you’ve come to the right place! Especially if you are in the Greater Mississippi Valley region of eastern Iowa and western Illinois.

Our mental health support programs (monthly seminars and weekly support groups) offer participants an opportunity to share their experiences and gain support from other attendees. Feel empathy and compassion from our trained facilitators who’ve experienced mental illness either via a loved one or for themselves personally.

Rest assured, these are all judgment-free, confidential and ultra-safe zones. We’re just happy you’re here and hope you’ll take off your coat and stay a while!

The national NAMI organization, as well as the local chapters, are here to combat the stigma of mental illness while helping individuals and families find help and hope 365 days a year, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. You deserve no less.

Each year, along with our national NAMI organization, we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.

There hasn’t been a time more important than now for the mental health community to come together. One way in which we provide awareness is to humanize these medical conditions via our stories. We feature the experiences of people affected by mental illness in a variety of ways including media campaigns and community presentations.

Mental Health Seminars

For Family & Friends

NAMI Family & Friends is a free seminar that teaches you – the family, friends and caregivers – how to best support your loved ones living with a mental health condition. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet people in similar situations and have their helpful community support if you wish. We meet monthly and look forward to welcoming you!

Support Groups

For Supporting Families of Adults and Children + Individuals

We offer three mental health support groups. All groups are led by a trained facilitator living with a mental health condition. We follow a structured model to ensure everyone has an opportunity to be heard and have their unique needs met. Our support groups are for:

  1. Caregivers of youth living with a mental health condition
  2. Families of adults living with a mental health condition
  3. Adults living with a mental health condition

As are all of our programs, support groups are free. For virtual groups, we ask that you register.

NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley

We are the local chapter of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), a grassroots organization dedicated to educating everyone – from young people to mature adults – that mental health conditions are treatable and recovery is possible. The earlier they are detected, the better. Early detection, treatment and recovery aren’t just for cancer patients. They are for us, too.