Updates:

Creative Coping: Identity Poetry Workshop – Oct 23, 10am

Samaritan Counseling Center is partnering with NAMI Hawaii to host a Identity Poetry workshop via Zoom, coming October 23rd.

Identity Poetry is a poetic style that asks the writer to describe themselves in an artistic fashion. During this session we will utilize a variety of poetic devices to write about who we are on a micro, mezzo, and macro level and how that relates to our connection to place and community.

Anyone and everyone can attend. Whether you’re looking to learn more about poetry for your own personal practice, or you’re a teacher/professional looking to incorporate poetry into your lessons, you will find this workshop valuable. All are welcome!

You can register here for free.

Upcoming NAMI Family-to-Family Classes

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidenced-based program. This means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition. It is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive exercises.

Learn about:

  • How to solve problems and communicate effectively
  • Taking care of yourself and managing your stress
  • Supporting your loved one with compassion
  • Finding and using local supports and services
  • Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain
  • How to handle a crisis
  • Current treatments and therapies
  • The impact of mental health conditions on the entire family

October 16, 23, 30; November 6,13,20; and December 4 and 18 9 a.m. to 12 noon HST

Register: email info@namihawaii.org with your name, phone number, relationship w/ family member + their diagnosis

More classes are planned to be held throughout the year, please check our programs page for tentative dates, or contact us via email.

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

Sept 11 – Oct 20, 2021
Peer to Peer online classes
December 11, 2021
NAMI HI Annual Meeting

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Dates are subject to change.

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



    

Visit our Programs & Services page, or contact: info@namihawaii.org 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.