The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation's largest grassroots organization for people living with mental illness and their families. NAMI West Central Indiana (NAMI-WCI) is the local affiliate, serving Tippecanoe County and the seven surrounding counties. NAMI-WCI's mission is to advocate for support, effective treatment and education for individuals and families affected by mental illness in our community.
NAMI West Central Indiana works to improve the lives of individuals living with mental illness and their families. We offer: support groups (Connection Recovery Support Group and Family Support Group); classes (Peer-to-Peer and Family-to-Family); In Our Own Voice educational talks presented by individuals living with mental illness; the Parents & Teachers as Allies in-service mental health education program for school professionals; FaithNet presentations to equip clergy and congregations so they can create stronger support systems and welcoming, empathetic faith communities for people living with mental illness and their families; Ending the Silence, an in-school presentation for middle and high school students; and an initiative to help companies promote mental health awareness in the workplace, called StigmaFree Company. NAMI-WCI also facilitates annual Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training for law enforcement officers.