Updates:

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.

June 19 (Part 1) & 26 (Part 2) 10 a.m. to 12 noon
September 11 (Part 1) & 18 (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: info@namihawaii.org

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

July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28 (9 am to 12 noon HST)

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

Register or find out more: info@namihawaii.org

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

Join a NAMI Hawaii support group!


NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups are peer-led support groups for any adult who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who’ve been there.

Support groups are FREE and confidential. Join us on Zoom to find strength in sharing experiences:

1st Wednesdays of the month at 12 Noon 
Contact: NAMI Hawaii Office 591-1297
Email:  anisa@namihawaii.org

2nd Tuesdays of every month at 6:30 pm
Contact: NAMI Hawaii Office 591-1297
Email:  amy@namihawaii.org

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Women on Wellness – In Person, Women only

4th Monday of each month, 3:00-5:00 PM 
Limited to 5 Participants, please register in advance

Email:  info@namihawaii.org


Family Support Groups

NAMI Family Support Groups for adults with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. All support groups are currently being held via Zoom, but we have support groups from all over the islands:

OAHU
East HONOLULU – Online via Zoom
1st Thursdays @ 7 pm
Contact: Greg (808) 395-3725 
Email: knudsen123@gmail.com 

MANOA – Online via Zoom
2nd Tuesdays @ 6 pm
Contact: Mike & Margie Durant:  (808) 591-1297  
Email:  gmikedurant@icloud.com         

KAILUA - In Person (Limit 10 People)  
Date:  4th Tuesday  @ 6pm
Contact Steve Katz for registration/directions
Phone:   (808) 220-3625
Email:  steve41550@yahoo.com

KAUAI – Online via Zoom
2nd & 4th Wednesdays @ 6 pm
Contact: Karin (808) 635-3239
Email: info@namikauai.org 

BIG ISLAND – Online via Zoom
Last Friday @ 6 pm
Contact: Kathy Hammes (808) 959-2426
Email:  bigisland@namihawaii.org

MAUI
KAHULUI   On Break
Date: TBD
Contact: info@namihawaii.org

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

Early 2021
Family to Family Teachers Training
Walk Rally
June 12-13, 2021
Peer to Peer Teachers Training
June 15, 2021
Members and Friends Meeting
Jun 30- July 3, 2021
NAMICon 2021 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

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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.