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.



FaithNet across Indiana

NAMI Fort Wayne FaithNet - Paula Rice, FaithNet Program Coordinator, faithnet@namifortwayne.org - Learn more

NAMI West Central Indiana FaithNet - contact the office 765-423-6939 - Learn more

NAMI Delaware County FaithNet - contact the office 765-702-3405

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.

ICMH (Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health) is a collaboration of NAMI Indiana and CIC (Center for Interfaith Cooperation). Learn more. The mission is to empower faith leaders to improve the lives of people and families affected mental health conditions.

ICMH Luncheons provide a brave space for conversation and presentations about faith and mental health. Clergy, health care providers, and concerned community members are welcome! Vegetarian lunch is provided at all events, and there is a suggested donation of $5 per event. All events held in the Krannert Room on the second floor of the Indiana Interchurch Center (1100 W. 42nd Street, 46208). To join our mailing list, contact robin@centerforinterfaithcooperation.org.

The upcoming spring 2020 lineup

  • Intimate Partner Violence - January 15, 2020, 12-1:30pm
  • Eating Disorders - February 19, 2020, 12-1:30pm
  • Violence in the Indianapolis Community - March 18, 2020, 12-1:30pm
  • Pet Therapy - April 15, 2020, ​12-1:30pm