Updates:

NAMIWalks 2021 Registration is OPEN

NAMIWalks Hawaii 2021 has opened for registration!

Registration is free! You can register for NAMIWalks 2021 here, and additionally pledge an optional donation or create a team!

We have videos tutorials on YouTube if you need help navigating the NAMIWalks site:

How to Register for NAMIWalks
How to customize your NAMIWalks profile
Connect your Facebook to NAMIWalks

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We are also hosting a Student Competition for Mental Health, with cash prizes. We are looking for middle/high school students to submit art/media projects relating to Mental Health awareness or their own mental health journey:

Upcoming NAMI Family & Friends / Family-to-Family Classes

Our teachers at NAMI Big Island are offering more classes via Zoom. These are free, state-wide virtual classes, but you must register with us via email.

NAMI Family & Friends is a free 2-day seminar for people who have loved ones with a mental health condition. The seminar is led by trained people with lived experience of supporting a family member with a mental health condition. You will learn about treatment, communication, crisis strategies, and where to find community resources.

September 18 (Part 1) & 25 (Part 2) 10 a.m. to 12 noon

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS. You must register by phone or email to attend this class.

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

For people who want to further their learning:

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

Aug 7 – Sept 25, 2021
Peer to Peer in-person classes
Sept 11 – Oct 20, 2021
Peer to Peer online classes
Sept 18 / 25, 2021
Family & Friends
Sept 21, 2021
Members and Friends Meeting
October 9, 2021
NAMIWalks Hawaii 2021
NAMIWalks Big Island 2021
December 11, 2021
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.