NAMI Peer-to-Peer, registration open

NAMI Hawaii is opening registration for an online session of our Peer-to-Peer program.

Peer-to-Peer is a free, eight-session educational program for adults living with mental health conditions, looking to better understand themselves and their process of recovery.

Taught by trained leaders with lived experience, this program includes activities, discussions and informative videos.

If you are interested, please email us at [email protected] to get on the registration list.

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:

Connection Recovery Support Group for Mental Health – Online
2nd Tuesdays of every month at 6:30 pm
Contact: NAMI Hawaii Office (808) 591-1297
Email: [email protected]

NAMI Big Island Connection Recovery Support Group – Online
3rd Thursdays of every month at 5:30 pm
Contact: NAMI Hawaii Office (808) 591-1297
Email: [email protected]

Women’s Support Group for Mental Health – Online
4th Wednesdays of each month, 6:30 PM
Contact: Lei [email protected]
or the NAMI Hawaii Office (808) 591-1297

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:

East HONOLULU – Online via Zoom
1st Thursday @ 7 pm
Contact: Greg Knudsen (808) 224-0790 
Email: [email protected] 

KAILUA - In Person
Date:  4th Tuesdays  @ 6pm
Contact Steve Katz for registration/directions
Phone:   (808) 220-3625
Email:  [email protected]

Statewide – Online
Date: 1st Saturdays every other month @ 10 am
Contact: NAMI Office (808) 591-1297
Email: [email protected]

KAUAI – Online via Zoom
2nd Wednesdays @ 6:00 pm
Contact: Karin (808) 631-4982
Email: [email protected] 

BIG ISLAND – Online via Zoom
Last Friday @ 6 pm
Contact: Kathy Hammes (808) 959-2426
Email:  [email protected]

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 [email protected] or give us a call at 808-591-1297.

Upcoming Events

Feb 3 – Mar 23
Family-to-Family (Saturdays)

Feb 24 – Mar 13
Peer to Peer (Saturdays)

Mar 25
NAMI Hawaii State Conference

April 20 & 27
Family & Friends Seminar

May 11
Lanai Ohana Wellness event

May 25 – July 13
Family-to-Family (Saturdays)

Jul 13 – 14
Peer to Peer Training

Sept 14 – Nov 9
Family-to-Family (Saturdays)

Sept 21 – 22
Family-to-Family Training

Oct 12th
NAMIWalks Hawaii
NAMIWalks Big Island
NAMIWalks Kauai
NAMIWalks Maui

Nov 30 – Dec 7
Family & Friends

Dec 14
Family & Friends

Events require registration
, and more program dates TBA. Please contact us for more info, or to join our email list to stay up to date. ( [email protected] )

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: [email protected] 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.