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 firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us about your activities.
FaithNet across Indiana
NAMI West Central Indiana FaithNet - contact the office 765-423-6939 - Learn more
NAMI Delaware County FaithNet - contact the office 765-702-3405
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.
Free virtual event brought to you through the partnership of Center for Interfaith Cooperation (CIC) and NAMI Indiana
The Best Gift I Can Give My Family: End of Life Planning
Wednesday, August 19, 12-1pm via Zoom
It is not easy to talk about death or think about our own. However, there is a pragmatic side to doing so. There are many practical details that need to be taken care of when someone passes, and many can be taken care of before death. We can help make life and the grief experience easier for our loved ones, if we take care of some of the necessary details before we die, thereby making it easier for them to mourn our death. We invite you to join us as we talk about the practicality of giving the best gift possible to our own family.
To register, send an email or to AmeriCorps member Robin Thompson (email@example.com). You will receive an email confirming your registration and a link 24 hours before the meeting. Please do not share the link with others. To avoid potential issues and trolls, you must be registered to be admitted to the meeting.