Across Indiana, more than ever before NAMI affiliates and their members are engaged in support and educational outreach to clergy and communities of
faith. NAMI is committed to a holistic approach to health and wellness. That means addressing the whole realm of an individual; the bio-psycho-social-spiritual components of one's personhood. 
 
Outreach through NAMI FaithNet can be the catalyst for changing minds, sharing hope and offering life-saving help. NAMI FaithNet aims to educate faith-based groups about serious mental illnesses by discussing the role which faith communities can have in support and referral, and by telling them about NAMI education, support, and advocacy programs. 

Through NAMI FaithNet, we are changing attitudes, touching hearts, and bringing hope.
 
If your NAMI affiliate or members are building bridges with faith communities, please write Linda Williams at lwilliams@namiindiana.org and tell us about your activities. 


Thank you Carole Wills for all the years of service you dedicated to NAMI FaithNet and the mission that they serve. Below is Carole receiving an award given to her for all her hard work with the Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health (ICMH). Carole is retiring and will be missed greatly however the work that she started will carry on. 




Tool Kit

NAMI FaithNet encourages the observance of national awareness campaigns in faith communities. A quick Google search on any of these campaigns will unearth more than enough ideas and tools to plan a strategy.

Start simple. Just choose a month and start planning!
The most common awareness campaigns are:
  • May  - Mental Health Month
  • First Week of May - Children's Mental Health Awareness Month
  • July - Minority Mental Health Month
  • September - Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
  • First Week in October - Mental Health Awareness Week
  • October 9 - National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Awareness and Understanding 
  • October 11 - Depression Screening Day
NAMI offers creative tools, logos and activities for promoting awareness.