NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

What is the NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group Program?

NAMI Connection is a recovery support group program that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope. NAMI Connection groups are:

  • Free and confidential
  • Held monthly for 90 minutes  
  • Designed to connect, encourage, and support participants using a structured support group model
  • Led by trained facilitators living in recovery themselves

NAMI Hawaii, the local organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will offer its NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group Program for the fall beginning on October 13, 2020. It will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm via Zoom.

Participant Perspectives:

“NAMI Connection has made me realize that I can truly feel comfortable around my peers and I really needed that feeling!”

“I believe NAMI Connection means hope.”

“NAMI Connection is the promise of what is and what can be in our lives.”

Contact us to find out more about NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups!info@namihawaii.org

NAMIWalks Hawaii 2020

What does a virtual walk look like?

We are trying to create the same sense of community that we all feel in person, online. Join us for a day of community. We will have 30-minute Zoom sessions where we can practice or learn some coping skills, also live-streamed on Facebook. Enjoy time for us all to walk in our own neighborhoods at the same time and some stories of hope. 

and Mahalo to our current 2020 Walk sponsors!

Assisted Community Treatment – ACT Online

On September 14, 2020, NAMI Hawaii along with our partnership with Mental Health America of Hawaii, Treatment Advocacy Center (TAC) along with our various sponsors, held our NAMI Hawaii State Conference Assisted Community Treatment Training  Overview.  We had over 120 live participants including Department of Health, case managers, medical and mental health professionals, judicial and law enforcement, families and community members.  Our Virtual Orientation was live with Treatment Advocacy Center’s Implementation Team, including Brian Stettin, Amy Lukes and Betsy Johnson.  

CEUs APPROVED:  To receive CEUs, you must register and take the online modules by going to https://smiadviser.org/about/aot

CEs APPROVED: NASW-HI (3), ADAD (3.25) & HCPS (2.5) Contact mestisagass@mentalhealthamerica.org for more info CMEs for medical doctors provided by APA

RECORDING of OVERVIEW with Treatment Advocacy Center:
Access Passcode: **JsC+5c

Please take a couple of minutes to fill out this evaluation form: https://forms.gle/rH6V9LrG7sQWvq1U8

09/14/20 – 01/04/2021 Participants move through online training modules at their own pace. Register at: https://smiadviser.org/about/aot
01/18/2021 (Tentative Date) Participants will have the opportunity to meet with presenters for live Q & A.

find your island's affiliate:

NAMI Hawaii provides free support, education, information and resources.

If you or a loved one is struggling with a mental health condition, please contact us at info@namihawaii.org or give us a call at 808-591-1297.

Upcoming Events

December 12, 2020
Annual Celebration
Jan 18, 2021
ACT Training Follow Up Workshop
Early 2021
Peer Support Group Facilitator Training
Family to Family Teachers Training
Peer to Peer Teachers Training
March 16. 2021
Members and Friends Meeting
April 2021
NAMI Hawaii State Conference
May 2021
Walk Rally
June 15, 2021
Members and Friends Meeting
Jun 30- July 3, 2021
NAMICon 2021 in person in Washington DC
August 2021
Walk Kick Off
Sept 21, 2021
Members and Friends Meeting
October 9, 2021
NAMIWalks Hawaii 2021
NAMIWalks Big Island 2021
December 11, 2021
Annual Meeting


Events require registration.  Please contact us for more info, email at info@namihawaii.org or call us at (808)-591-1297.

Welcome to NAMI Hawaii. We Invite YOU to be a Part of Our Community.

We are NAMI Hawaii the state organization of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans living with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation’s voice on mental illness. With organizations and affiliates in every state, NAMI effectively provides advocacy, research, support, and education about mental illness.

Established in 1991, NAMI Hawaii State is also dedicated to improving the quality of life of individuals and families affected by mental illnesses. Through support, education, advocacy, and awareness we improve the lives of people in Hawaii who live with mental illness. We serve our community by empowering these people to confront the profound injustices brought on by the difficulties they are forced to endure. Along with our supporters and volunteers we work to chart a course to meaningful change in Hawaii and a path to recovery.

NAMI Signature Programs and Support Groups


CONTACT: info@namihawaii.org or Call 808-591-1297 for more information

NAMI Programs are for people whose lives have been affected by mental illness. At NAMI Hawaii, you’ll meet families who have struggled with the mental illness of their loved ones or people living in recovery from mental illness.  We come together, in a safe and comfortable setting, to share our struggles, promote hope and build a better tomorrow for our loved ones and for ourselves.  NAMI Hawaii is committed to offering community-focused education, advocacy, and support programs for family caregivers and individuals living in recovery.

We believe treatment works, recovery is possible, there is hope, and you are not alone! Join us and see.