Our board is elected during our state conference. They meet every-other month to direct the course of our organization.
Our public policy committee keeps the legislative process in their site. NAMI Indiana PPC follows what laws are being changed and looks to change laws. Members of this committee will testify at hearings and meet with legislators to provide an understanding of living with mental illness. This group meets once a month.
In our Own Voice volunteers get the opportunity to share their story of living in recovery. IOOV presenters talk to various groups to help end the stigma associated with mental illnesses. People who hear an IOOV presentation are able to leave with the knowledge that mental illnesses are treatable.
Family-to-Family is a 12 week educational class for families or caregivers of someone living with a mental illness. Facilitators are trained by NAMI Indiana staff . Two trained facilitator will lead classes in their local community.
Peer-to-Peer is a 10 week educational class that helps people who are in or looking to live in recovery with their mental illness. As a facilitator you and another person will lead the class in learning ways to cope and maintain recovery. Peer-to-Peer facilitators are trained through NAMI Indiana.
NAMI Family support group is for families and friends of people who are living with a mental illness. Various Support groups are held all around the state and are offered free to adults. Facilitators are trained by NAMI Indiana staff to help families problem solve and provide an empathetic ear.
Connects is a support group for people living with mental illnesses. Various Connections support groups are held all over the state. As a Connections facilitator you must have a diagnosed mental illness and be living in recovery. NAMI Indiana holds an annual training to become a support group facilitator.
NAMI Indiana holds several annual events that always need extra hands. Contact our office for more information or begin with an application click here
For information on any of these groups or programs contact 800-677-6442.
Even if you are not ready to volunteer, you can always make your voice heard. By simply talking openly about mental illnesses you are helping to end stigma and spread awareness. You can always do something!