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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CURRENT GROUPS open to all of the community

 

NEW NAMI DC & PIW Family Support Group (click here for flyer)

NAMI DC Family Support Group in Partnership with the Psychiatric Institute of WashingtonFor Family & Caregivers of Inpatient and Community Children & Youth 10 – 17 Years Old. Meet with family members who talk about mental health issues in an atmosphere of acceptance, respect, and mutual understanding. 

When:  Every Tuesday, 7:00 to 8:30 pm (Starts Tues., Sept. 18, 2018)

Where: Psychiatric Institute of Washington (PIW), 4228 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Cost:  FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL (no reservations)

 

NEW Family Support Group (click here for flyer)

For parents and caregivers of children and teens with emotional, mental and behavioral health needs. Meet with family members who talk about mental health issues in an atmosphere of acceptance, respect, and mutual understanding. 

When:  Monday, September 24, 2018; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Where: Dorothy Heights / Benning Rd. Library, 3935 Benning Rd NE, Washington, DC 20019

Cost:  FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL (no reservations)

 

Weekly Support Group (click here for flyer)

Meet with peers and family members who talk about mental health issues in an atmosphere of acceptance, respect, and mutual understanding.

When:  Every Wednesday, 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Where: NAMI DC Office, 422 Eighth Street SE, Washington, DC 20003 -- Requires a flight of stairs.

Cost:  FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL (no reservations)