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 »

 

Peer-to-Peer

Next Class starts Saturday, November 28th and will run 1PM to 3PM Saturdays and Sundays, ending on Sunday December 20th.  This 8-session course will be by ZOOM – Online Learning! 

Registration for NAMI’s FREE Peer to Peer Education Course is now open.    Slots are filled on a first-come first-served basis.

Peer-to-Peer is a free 8-session recovery education course open to anyone 18 or older experiencing a mental health challenge, The course is designed to encourage growth, healing and recovery among participants. NAMI Albuquerque is pleased to offer this course free of charge.    Click “MORE” for info on how to register.

Family to Family

Registration for NAMI’s FREE Family to Family Education Course (via Zoom) is now open.  Slots are filled on a first-come first-served basis.

Family-to-Family is a free 8-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. 

Family Support with Zoom

If you are a family member, friend or significant other of an individual living with a mental health condition, please join us for our On-Line version of the NAMI Family Support Group!

During the COVID-19 Situation, Family Support Group is being offered by Zoom three times weekly.  Family Support Group is  support group for individuals 18 years and older who are family members/caregivers, or care about a loved one who is living with a mental health condition. NAMI Family Support Group is a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope. NAMI Albuquerque is currently conducting meetings via ZOOM multiple times per week, including a Spanish version. Please click the button below and register to be part of our ZOOM Family Support Group meetings.

Connection with Zoom

If you are an individual 18 or older living with a mental health condition, please join us for our On-Line version of the NAMI Connection Support Group!

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group 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.

COVID-19 Update

NAMI National has issued the following statement addressing the Coronavirus, COVID-19: <Read NAMI Statement>.

NAMI New Mexico, out of an abundance of caution, is suspending any NAMI State functions or meetings, unless otherwise noted. NAMIWalks New Mexico 2020 has ben changed to NAMIWalks New Mexico Your Way and will be held Saturday, October 10, as part of A National Day of Hope.

Each affiliate will be making their own determinations as to which meetings or classes will be cancelled or postponed and for what period. Please check with your local NAMI Affiliate for details of what actions they are taking to address the COVID-19.  

For updates on NAMIWalks 2020 please check above under “Events” or click HERE.

 

NAMI Ending The Silence

COMING SOON TO A SCHOOL NEAR YOU!

NAMI New Mexico, through our local affiliates, is thrilled to announce that we will soon be offering a wonderful new presentation program to students, staff and families to our local public schools – for free! NAMI Ending The Silence (ETS) is a NAMI National Signature program in which two presenters share important information about mental health that includes how to see the warning signs of mental illness, facts and statistics, and how to get help for yourself or a friend. One of the presenters will be a young adult who will share their journey of recovery.

The ETS program is designed to  help students, staff and families better understand mental illness. To that end, the ETS will be available in three “flavors:”

ETS for Students  is a 50-minute presentation for middle and high school students that includes warning signs, facts and statistics and information on how to get help for themselves or their friends. ETS has been shown to be effective in changing students’ knowledge and attitudes toward mental health conditions and to reduce the stigma surrounding getting help.

“I’m really grateful and glad that you talked to us. I often feel very alone or weird because many kids my age don’t understand. But, now I’m sure they would be more supportive of me.” -Student

ETS for School Staff is a 1-hour presentation for school staff members that includes information about warning signs, facts and statistics related to mental health conditions. It includes information on how to approach and work with students and families when mental health is a concern.

“It is amazing what just one day, one talk can do. You never really know what’s going on in the brain of any particular student.” -Teacher

ETS for families is a 1-hour presentation for adults with children in middle or high school. The presentation includes discussions of warning signs, facts and statistics, and how to talk with your child and how to work with school staff.

“Amazing presentation with amazing presenters! You 100% erased any stigma I used to associate with mental illness.” -Family member

 

For more information, or to host a NAMI Ending the Silence Presentation at your school, contact our ETS Coordinator:

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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!