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. 

 
 
 

CURRENT GROUPS open to all of the community

 

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CURRENT GROUPS open to all of the community

NEW Family Support Group (click here for flyer)

NAMI DC Family Support Group at the Psychiatric Institute of WashingtonFor Family & Caregivers of ALL Children 10 – 17 Years Old. Children do not have to receive care from PIW. Meet with family members who talk about mental health issues in an atmosphere of acceptance, respect, and mutual understanding. 

When:  2nd & 4th TUESDAYS, 7:00 pm -8:30 pm - no registration/reservations

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

Cost:  FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL (no registration/reservations)

 

NEW Family Support Group (click here for flyer)

NAMI DC Family Support Group 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:  4th Mondays, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm - no registration/reservations

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

Cost:  FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL (no registration/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 - no registration/reservations

Where: NAMI DC Office, 422 8th St. SE, Washington, DC 20003 -- Requires a flight of stairs.

Cost:  FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL (no registration/reservations)