Annual Meeting

Join the NAMI GMV board of directors and a special guest speaker for our annual meeting. Networking and hors d’oeuvres beginning at 5:30 p.m. with program starting at 6 p.m.  Speaker to be announced.  New board members introduced and affirmed. Register here.



Spurthi Race to Inspire

NAMI GMV is the chosen charity to benefit from this race. Register now and bring your friends. Our sincere thanks to the civic group – Spurthi – The Inspire for promoting good mental health.

How to Register: https://secure.getmeregistered.com/SpurthiARacetoinspire

Key Race Features:
– Supports our local community cause
– Lowest cost and maximum fun 5K race
– Prizes for various age groups
– Beautiful and scenic race course
– Warm up with Bollywood Bhangra
– Indian savories for post race party


1st Day of NAMI Basics Henry County

NAMI Basics is a no-cost 6-week session program for parents, foster parents and primary caregivers of adolescents who have shown signs or symptoms of a mental health condition. Registration ends Friday April 5 at 2:00 p.m.

Foster parents in Iowa and Illinois are eligible to obtain credit training hours. (2.5 hours for 6 weeks = 15 hours).

Learn more: Here

To register:   Online  or 563-386-7477 Ext. 266 (M-F  from 10-2).


Graduation Day Family to Family Bettendorf

NAMI Family-to-Family Class is free to family members and caregivers who have a loved one 18 or older living with a serious mental health condition. This is a nationally-developed program delivered locally by trained volunteers who have lived experience with mental illness.


1st Day NAMI Basics Education Program

NAMI Basics is a no-cost 6-week session program for parents, foster parents and primary caregivers of adolescents who have shown signs or symptoms of a mental health condition. Course runs through May 5 (skipping Easter Sunday). Registration ends Friday March 22 at 2:00 p.m.

Foster parents in Iowa and Illinois are eligible to obtain credit training hours. (2.5 hours for 6 weeks = 15 hours).

This program is taught by trained parents/caregivers who have similar lived experiences of their own children, allowing families to connect, learn and empower themselves to overcome new challenges. This program is offered in part from a Thiesen’s More for Your Community Grant.

Course Elements Include:
~ The biology of the brain
~The latest research advances in treatment and an overview of treatment options
~The impact of a child’s mental health condition on the rest of the family
~ An overview of the systems of care for children and teens living with a mental health condition

To register: Please call our office at 563-386-7477 ext.266 or online: https://bit.ly/2Ld15Sl



Muscatine Community YMCA

We’ll be presenting NAMI offerings at the Muscatine Community YMCA on March 22 10:30-11:45am.


NAMI Family & Friends @ 1st Presbyterian

NAMI Family & Friends is a free four-hour seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them. It’s also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community support. Please pre-register

What You’ll Learn

The seminar is led by trained people with lived experience of supporting a family member with a mental health condition. They will cover the following topics:

Understanding diagnoses, treatment and recovery
Effective communication strategies
The importance of self-care
Crisis preparation strategies
NAMI and community resources

Additional Resources

The NAMI Family & Friends companion eBook provides important information about mental health conditions including: conditions and diagnoses, treatment and recovery, crisis planning, resources and more. You can download it for free at Amazon and Barnes & Noble where select languages are available for the Kindle, Nook and compatible ebook apps.

Thank You to these Community Partners

These seminars are possible by the generosity of our grant partners – Thank You! In Scott County: The Regional Development Authority. In Rock Island and Henry Counties: The Doris & Victor Day Foundation, The Moline Foundation, Rauch Family Foundation, and Rock Island Community Foundation.


1st Day of Class – Family to Family – Clinton

Who should attend: Family members and caregivers supporting a loved one over the age of 18 who lives with a mental health condition.

This 12-week education program will run through Monday May 20th is offered at no cost to participants.

This program is nationally developed and federal agency approved. A grant from the Eastern Iowa Mental Health Region makes this program possible.

Please note: this program will run every Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. All registrants will be contacted 1 to 2 weeks before classes start for a phone screening and location directions.

To register, please call 1-800-850-5440 for course # 3813 or go online: https://bit.ly/2BbE9y7 Registration ends March 11th ( up to class 2).

Conditions covered are: Depression, Bi-Polar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Post Traumatic Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder.

The program is taught by trained family members who have chosen to become instructors after being empowered as a result of taking this course. Many describe this program as life changing. Join the thousands of families who have gained information, insight, understanding and empowerment from attending this signature program.

Course topics include:
Family response to trauma
Diagnosis & dealing with critical periods
The biology of the brain; emerging scientific discoveries
Problem solving workshops
Medication review
Understanding the inner experience of living with a mental health condition
Communication skills workshop
Self-care
Rehabilitation; services available
Advocacy; fighting stigma

THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY SPONSOR: This course is made possible by a grant from the Eastern Iowa Mental Health Region