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.
On Saturday, December 8, 2018, the 2019 Miss District of Columbia USA & Miss District of Columbia Teen USA pageants will be held at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Theatre of the Arts. Tickets for the preliminary and final shows can be purchased on Eventbrite. Samantha Joy Fay, a NAMI DC member and youth ambassador, will compete next month for the title of Miss District of Columbia USA. A native Washingtonian, she is a legislative assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives and a volunteer crisis counselor for the Crisis Text Line. Read more about Sam by clicking here.
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Become a member
Join thousands of Americans dedicated to improving the lives of people with mental illness.
register for the next family to family class
Coming in 2019 (click here for flyer)
NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition.
NAMI Family-to-Family not only provides critical information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you'll also find out that you're not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope.
What: Enrollment Now Open for 2019 Classes
Where: District of Columbia – registration is required to participate.
How: For more information, updates, eligibility, and registration, call NAMI DC at 202-546-0646 or email firstname.lastname@example.org