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 carolejwills@gmail.com and tell us about your activities. 








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 3 - National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Awareness and Understanding 
  • October 5 - Depression Screening Day
NAMI offers creative tools, logos and activities for promoting awareness.