NAMI New Orleans' Executive Director Lisa Romback, and Education Coordinator Renee Corrigan, recently appeared on WLAE’s Money Talks with Mr. Ed Marshall . NAMI New Orleans's programs, services, and the importance of mental health awareness and resources in the community were discussed. Special thanks to Mr. Marshall and the team at WLAE for their support of NAMI New Orleans. The program can be...Read more
Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month with NAMI New Orleans! Featuring a special ensemble performance by: Jeremy Thomas, Geoff Clapp, Max Moran, Shea Pierre, and Khari Allen Lee! NAMI New Orleans has partnered with the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic and Assistance Foundation to bring you live, local music! Stop by NAMI New Orleans' Drop in Center on Tuesday, May 19, f or live music, free...Read more
NAMI New Orleans staff and volunteers joined 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...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