How to Communicate / LEAP classes starting April

Do you have a loved one who is reluctant to receive help?

The communication with our loved ones who are experiencing psychosis could be difficult and challenging. This could make our caring and support less effective. The NAMI Communication Training will explore some of the communication models that are available over a 10-week course. Many family members find them constructive and practical tools to help them become better care givers:

LEAP by Dr. Xavier Amador. His book “I am not sick, I donʻt need Help”
NON-VIOLENT COMMUNICATION by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg. His book “Non-Violent Communication”
pREACH (Psychosis Reach) by Dr. Douglas Turkington. His book “Back to life, back to normality”

WHEN: Tuesdays 4/25 – 6/27 for 10 weeks. 5:30pm – 7:30pm
WHERE: The Parish of St. Clement 1515 Wilder Avenue, Honolulu HI 96822
REGISTRATION: Registration is required. Please send email to adela@namihawaii.org

find your island's affiliate:


(808) 631-4982

Oahu & all other islands

(808) 591-1297


(520) 975-7389 maui@namihawaii.org

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

Mar 28 
NAMI Hawaii State Conference

April 22, 29
Family & Friends Seminar

May 24 – May 27
NAMICon in Minneapolis

May 27 – July 15
Family-to-Family Classes

Aug 05 – Sept 23
Family-to-Family Classes

Oct. 14, 2023
NAMIWalks Hawaii
NAMIWalks Big Island
NAMIWalks Kauai

Nov 4 – Nov 11, 2023
Family & Friends Seminar

Dec 2 – Dec 16, 2023
Family & Friends Seminar

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.