NAMI New Orleans will be joining with NAMI affiliates, Mental Health America of Louisiana and advocates from across the state for Behavioral Health Day at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge on Monday, May 11th ( see below for more information) . This is a critical year to get involved, with proposed deep budget cuts and an estimated $1.6 billion budget shortfall that could devastate mental health...Read more
This year, NAMI New Orleans raised $2,795 on GiveNOLA Day - making this our most successful GiveNOLA Day yet! Warm and heartfelt gratitude goes out to our generous supporters! Your commitment to NAMI New Orleans is inspiring and we thank you for helping us provide hope to our community! Hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, Inc., individuals across the region donated over $4,000,000 on...Read more
NAMI Louisiana 2015 State Conference #LETSTALKABOUTIT MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS LAKEVIEW CHRISTIAN CENTER 5885 Fleur De Lis Dr New Orleans, LA 70124 DATE: APRIL 17TH 9AM-4:30PM APRIL 18TH 9AM-1PM CLick HERE to register or for conference schedule and more information. Featuring: Keynote Speaker: Joshua Rivedal, International Public Speaker, Author, Playwright, Theater Producer, Educator, Marketing...Read more
We need YOU to advocate to protect & improve mental health services in Louisiana Are you worried about how state budget cuts might affect you or a loved one? Are you frustrated about gaps in our mental health system? Want to get involved but not sure how? The NAMI Smarts for Advocacy workshop builds your knowledge and confidence to: Write and deliver short and compelling personal stories that...Read more
NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. The course is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being. The course includes information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder,...Read more
Thank you to Dr. Jeffrey Rouse, New Orleans Coroner, for his amazing presentation at the NAMI New Orleans annual membership meeting on March 18th, and thank you to all of our members who attended. Our members are an essential part of our organization - if you aren't yet a member or if your membership has expired, please sign up or renew today!Read more
Thank you so much to the Brett Thomas Doussan Foundation for their generous $5,000 donation to NAMI New Orleans to support our programs! The Brett Thomas Doussan Foundation was founded in 2014 to honor the memory of Brett Thomas Doussan, a very well-loved local musician who lost his life to suicide. His family and friends are committed to raising awareness about mental illness and increasing the...Read more
New Orleans recently became the first major city in the nation to end homelessness among Veterans as part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness . NAMI New Orleans was proud to be part of the team that included the City of New Orleans, the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, UNITY of Greater New Orleans, the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO...Read more
Starting in February , NAMI New Orleans will offer a monthly NAMI Family Support Group at Congregation Beth Israel at 4004 West Esplanade Ave. in Metairie . The group will be held on the 4th Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Anyone with a family member living with a mental illness is welcome. NAMI Family Support Groups , offered by NAMI Affiliates in communities across the country, are...Read more