Welcome to NAMI New Mexico

Welcome to NAMI New Mexico

NAMI New Mexico is the New Mexico state organization for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI is the largest grassroots organization in the country that advocates for individuals living with mental health challenges and their families. NAMI New Mexico consists of 4 affiliates: NAMI Albuquerque, NAMI Santa Fe, NAMI Southern New Mexico and NAMI West Side (Rio Rancho) More »

Peer Support

Peer Support

NAMI New Mexico Affiliates offer peer support with the NAMI peer-led signature Connection program for individuals looking for help with their recovery. Check your local affiliate for schedule details. More »

Peer Education

Peer Education

NAMI New Mexico affiliates offer peer education with our signature 8-week Peer-to-Peer education course. This is a FREE peer-led course for individuals looking for education that will help with their recovery. Contact your local affiliate for details. More »

Family Support

Family Support

NAMI New Mexico affiliates offer family members support with our family support group meetings that are led by trained family members with a shared experience. Contact your local NAMI affiliate for details. More »

Family Education

Family Education

NAMI New Mexico affiliates offer Family-to-Family, a FREE 12-week evidence-based education program aimed at helping caregivers become more empathetic and effective in helping their loved one on the road to recovery. Contact your local affiliate for details. More »

Presentations

Presentations

NAMI New Mexico has a unique public education program developed by NAMI. In Our Own Voice, in which two trained peer speakers living with a mental health challenge share compelling personal stories about living with a mental health challenge and achieving recovery. Contact your local affiliate for details. More »

Get Involved

Get Involved

NAMI is an all-volunteer organization and we are always looking for people willing to help is our mission. Click to find out how you can get involved! More »

Home Front

Home Front

NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions. More »

 

NAMI Homefront

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

NAMI Homefront is a free, six-session class for family, friends and significant others of Military Service Members and Veterans. The class helps families comprehend what the Military Service Member/ Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life, PTSD and other mental health conditions. Topics covered include mental health, communication, handling crises, treatment and recovery.

The program is designed to  help family members understand and support their Service Member/Veteran while maintaining their own well-being. NAMI Homefront leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions impacting their Service Member/ Veteran. The class is free but you are expected to attend all six sessions. 

Now offered online!  We understand that attending an in-person class can be difficult for busy individuals and families. We now offer NAMI Homefront Online. Online classes meet weekly in a virtual classroom, so participants experience the same level of interaction and learning as traditional in-person classes. You must have access to a laptop, PC or tablet with a stable internet connection to participate. Audio will be via telephone line, a headset is recommended.

Eastern Daytime Tuesdays, 10:00AM – 12:00PM EST,
Starting Oct. 17

Eastern Evening, Thursdays, 6:30PM – 8:30PM EST,
Starting Oct. 17

Pacific Evening, Thursdays, 6:30PM – 8:30PM CST,
Starting Oct. 17

Central Evening, Wednesdays, 6:30PM – 8:30PM CST,
Starting Oct. 16

Please note the TIME ZONE listed for each class and adjust for MST

Click “Read More” for more information or to register

Family to Family

Registration for NAMI’s Family to Family Spring 2020 Course is now open.  Unfortunately, registration for the current class, which started Sept 5th 2019, is now closed as that class is full.  However, we are now taking new registrations for the next Family to Family class, expected to start early spring 2020 (exact date still TBD).  Slots are filled on a first-come first-served basis.

Family-to-Family is a free 12-week class for families, partners and friends of individuals with mental illness. The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental illness, increase coping skills and empower participants to become advocates for their family members. 

NAMI Family-to-Family is a designated evidenced-based program by SAMHSA. 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.

NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive exercises.  

Start Date:  Spring 2020 (Exact date TBD)

We cannot accept walk-ins.  Registration is required.  Please call Cy Stanton 505-321-4522 for details and to register

Mental Health Awareness Night at Isotopes Park

We were able to spark so many conversations with all the green ribbons we handed out during the Isotopes game on May 29th (Mental Health Awareness Night)! We were thrilled with how many people in the community stopped by our booth to discuss mental health, find resources, and learn how to get involved. 

3 school-age children hug Orbit, Isotopes Park mascot, as NAMI volunteers watch from the booth

The Green Ribbon campaign aims to promote open conversations regarding mental health and to challenge the stigmas that come with it.

Dedicated NAMI-Albuquerque volunteers staffing the booth

Great game!

Mental Health Awareness Night!

Join us at the Isotopes Park for Mental Health Awareness Night! The Albuquerque Isotopes will play the Reno Aces!

NAMI Walks 2019

A rousing success! NAMI Walks 2019 was held Saturday May 11th be at the Albuquerque Balloon Museum. The event was a rousing success and Senator Tom Udall kicked off the Walk at 8:45. Nancy Domenici was also in attendance. We ended up exceeding our goal of $135 Thousand.  Keep an eye out for our NAMI Walk next May 2020 – Be ready to start a team or join a team and help us do even better in 2020!

There were hot air balloons, a climbing wall and even a car show with about 40 cars participating! Of course there were lots of tables from providers and partners in our community with loads of information about resources. Thanks to all who participated and volunteered to make this year’s walk a great success. Special thanks to Sharon Orchard, this year’sWalk Manager! Great job, Sharon!

Terese Garcia sing the National Anthem
Senator Tom Udall kicks off the walk

Nancy Domenici has always been a huge supporter of NAMI! We were grateful to have her in attendance!

Nancy Domenici chats with a walker


A Tribute Video (Watch Full Screen)