National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Arlington, VA. (703) 524-7600

This organization offers free mental health courses, support programs, and resources for individuals and families. They also have interfaith resources for congregational leaders.


education courses, peer support groups, downloadable awareness toolkits, NAMI FaithNet advisory group and worship tools, articles, resources for African American and Latinx communities

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


varies by service

Suggested Uses

  • Share information about NAMI's free peer-led education courses and support groups with families in your congregation who have been affected by mental illness and are looking for resources.
  • Access the FaithNet website to download many resources for congregational leaders, such as awareness toolkits, worship planning materials, models of ministry, articles, and bulletin inserts.

About the Contributor

Carole Wills

Carole Wills is a retired church musician and volunteer for NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She was a mental health advocate, educator, community organizer, and affiliate leader at the national, state and local levels. Her NAMI FaithNet work focused on equipping faith communities and faith leaders to welcome, support and include people living with serious mental health conditions.

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