National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Arlington, VA. (703) 524-7600.

This organization offers free peer-led education courses and support programs of family members, individuals with a mental health illness, and the general public. They also have an interfaith resource to provide resources to congregational leaders.


education courses, support groups, downloadable awareness toolkits, worship planning, models or ministry, articles, bulletin inserts

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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