NAMI DC is the local chapter for the National Alliance on Mental Illness in the District of Columbia, providing education, support, and advocacy for individuals and their families with mental illness.


Established in 1981, NAMI DC is dedicated to providing opportunities to participate in programs and activities that enhance the quality of life for individuals and families living with mental health conditions.  NAMI Signature Programs and Classes are specifically designed to deliver psychosocial education to help facilitate better understanding, coping skills, and mutual support. 


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Upcoming events:

Coming Soon: Family-to-Family Program

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. Learn coping skills and how to better understand and communicate more effectively with your loved one.

When:  Date to be determined

Where: Medstar Trinity Square 216 Michigan Avenue, N.E. Washington, DC 20017

Time: 6:00 – 8:30 PM for 12 weeks (every Wednesday evening)

Cost:  FREE