NAMI GREATER INDIANAPOLIS

We are dedicated to improving the lives of persons and families

affected by mental illnesses through education, support and advocacy.

"Give Back Night" at Metazoa Brewing Co.

140 S. College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Wednesday February 16th 4-7pm

5% of proceeds of pint & growler sales will go to NAMI Greater Indianapolis

Becky Franzel, author of the book, This Road Must Go Somewhere (and other things I told myself) will be doing a book signing. Her book is a story of those who survive past a suicide of a loved one and can be purchased here:

Join us For Advocacy Day!

This year, we are focusing on educating Indiana lawmakers on:

  • First Episode Psychosis
  • Mental Health Parity


Support Group Location Change!

Starting this January, the Connections South side Support Group will be at:

Community Church of Greenwood - 1477 West Main Street, Greenwood IN - Entrance #5

Parent Support Provider Training

January 22, 23, 24, 28, and 29th in Indianapolis

NAMI Indiana is hosting this training and is for parents and primary caregivers wishing to become mentors to parents that have a child 6-17 of age living with a serious emotional disturbance. This is Parent to Parent peer support!

Generally, individuals go on to be employed in the WRAPAROUND process for community mental health centers as FSTs or family support trainers.

If you or someone you know would like to take the training, please click the below link "REGISTER" or call 317-925-9399 and ask for Joanne Abbott.

Training is 40 hours and is FREE.

NAMI Homefront Registration!

Next Online Course Dates (choose one):

Mondays 6:30pm - 8:30pm Starting Jan. 7th

Tuesdays 10:00am - 12:00pm Starting Jan. 8th


Indy Council Passes Criminal Justice Overhaul!

Faith in Indiana

"BREAKING! Indy Council passes Criminal Justice Overhaul. [On November 19, 2018] Faith in Indiana celebrate[d] a major step forward in the fight to end mass incarceration with council’s near unanimous vote on Criminal Justice overhaul including a robust crisis intervention center to divert those struggling with addiction and mental illness to treatment not jail.

The vote follows more than a year of meetings with Faith in Indiana leaders directly impacted by mass incarceration, public officials, and criminal justice leaders and is a key step toward full implementation of the ‘People’s Roadmap to End Mass Incarceration in Marion County’ a series of policies and proven strategies that lower incarceration rates that were incorporated into the Mayor Joe Hogsett’s Criminal Justice Reform Plan announced in December 2016."

This is WONDERFUL news! NAMI Greater Indianapolis is and has been very proud to partner with local law enforcement on Crisis Intervention Training for over a decade. It takes everyone to educate and advocate for our community!

Are you a frequent—or even just occasional—Amazon shopper? If so, you can support NAMI-GII simply by purchasing through AmazonSmile. When you shop, you automatically donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to NAMI-GII!

When customers first visit smile.amazon.com, they are prompted to select a charitable organization. NAMI-GII can be found by typing “NAMI Greater Indianapolis” into the search. Then, shop like normal and support us!

Also check out our Mental Health Book Wish List! Click button below and help donate to our library!


SPECIAL NOTICES:

The NAMI Greater Indianapolis Recovery and Advocacy Council is currently in the process of revival. The Recovery and Advocacy Council's mission is

“We are here to empower and provide a voice to those who are diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder. We will provide understanding, educate the general public, and establish a support system for each other. We will promote recovery as it is defined by the individual.”

We plan on keeping to this mission through this process. Keep an eye out for more information.

Meanwhile, the NAMI Indiana Peer Council, whose focus is on advocacy and education, is in the process being revamped. Again, keep an eye out for more information!


If you have any questions, please email info@namiindy.org or call the office at (317) 257-7517.

We will keep you informed about support group changes through this website, Facebook, and Twitter.

Please see our support group calendar for more information on other available groups.

Domestic Violence Hotline:

1-800-799-7233

Veterans Crisis Line:

1-800-273-8255 press 1

Trevor Project - LGBTQ Hotline:

1-866-488-7386

Trans Lifeline

1-877-565-8860