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:

NAMI DC's Annual Meeting

Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 2:00pm  5:00pm

Join us for NAMI DC's Annual Meeting! This year's meeting will have a compelling program addressing Engagement- A Commitment Between Person With Lived Experience of Mental Illness and Supporters. 


Ron Honberg, J.D., Senior Policy Advisor at NAMI
Maurice Harrison, Mental Health-PRRC Peer Support Specialist at Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Shanice Radiford, Family Peer Specialist at The Department of Behavioral Health (DBH)

The program will be followed by a reception. You will be able to meet and greet with the Board of Directors, as well as with fellow members of NAMI DC. 

There is limited space, so RSVP early. Click here to RSVP

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