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 and tell us about your activities. 

FaithNet across Indiana

NAMI Fort Wayne FaithNet - - Learn more

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

NAMI Delaware County FaithNet - contact the office 

NAMI Evansville - FaithNet meets the 3rd Tuesday of everyone month at 6 pm in a virtual format. This meeting is a working meeting to equip congregations so they are able to support individuals and families living with a mental illness. To register, call (812) 841-0793 or register at their website.

NAMI FaithNet

NAMI FaithNet is an interfaith resource network of NAMI members, friends, clergy, and congregations of all faith traditions who wish to encourage faith communities that are welcoming and supportive of persons and families living with mental illness.

NAMI FaithNet strives to encourage welcoming, caring congregations as well as to promote the vital role of spirituality in the recovery journeys of many who live with mental health conditions, those for whom faith is a key component.

Through this website, and through efforts nationally and in local communities, NAMI and NAMI Affiliates encourage an exchange of information, tools, and other resources which will help educate and inspire faith communities about mental illness and the vital role spirituality plays in recovery for many.

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:

NAMI offers creative tools, logos and activities for promoting awareness.


Faith Communities and NAMI


 Bridges of Hope – What to expect?

 It is a 60-90 minute presentation that will cover these sections.


How can I schedule a presentation?

Contact Linda Williams, State Program Director for NAMI Indiana or 317-925-9399 Ext. 102

Past Partnership of NAMI Indiana and Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Previous events

June 2022  Trauma-Informed Care & Nurturing Resilience - Sebrena (Bre) Suggs

May 2022  Trauma, ACES, Toxic Stress & Community - Sebrena (Bre) Suggs

April 2022   NAMI Ending the Silence for School and Faith Leader Staff - Linda Williams, NAMI Indiana Program Director

March 2022   Art Therapy and You  - Meaghan Wiggins, MA, LMHCA, OPN-CG

February 2022    Debunking the Myths of Grief - Joy L. Dyer, MSW, LCSW

January 2022       Faith Leaders, Ministry, and Mental Health - Mary Taflinger, Missioner for Pastoral Care, Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis

December 2021    Faith, Culture, and Mental Health. Panelist - Rainie Grant, Dr. Kavita Pallod Sekhsaria, Robert Walson, Two Missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

October 2021         The Long Haul : How we care for ourselves during these unprecedented times

September 2021   Social Isolation with Jay Foster, Vice President of Spiritual Care, Chaplaincy Services and Congregational Partnerships with Indiana University Health Systems.  

April 2021 Communicating in a Crisis

March 2021             NAMI Bridges of Hope Presentation

February 2021       NAMI In Our Own Voice Presentation

January 2021         NAMI Ending the Silence for Teachers/Providers

February 2020      Faith and Eating Disorders  with Rev. Darlene Williams - Selah House

January 2020         Dynamics of Domestic Violence with Ash Powell - Domestic Violence Network

November 2019   Voices of Resiience from our Immigrant Neighbors with Rhonda Wolverton - UIndy, Dija Henry, Sebastien del       Corral - Hope Haven, Elizabeth Valencia - La Plaza, Harlon Wilson & Kate Voss - Sense Charter

October 2019       The Struggle is Real - Youth talking to Faith Leaders

September 2019 The Second Leading Cause of Death in Youth: Suicide - Kimble Richardson - Community Health Network, Dija          Henry  - film - Love, Jordan

August 2019          What is Childhood Trauma? Aces, Neurobiology of Trauma and the things that affect Us

June 2019               Prison Ministries 

May 2019                Understanding Differences: The LGBTQ+ Community

April 2019               How to Support a Support Group

March 2019           Prevention as Intervention-Protective Factors and Sustained Recovery with Char Burkett-Sims - Adult and Child         Health Services and Rev. Dr. Sarah Griffith Lund

February 2019    How and When to Refer with Dr. Arman Siddiqui and Sabrena Suggs

January 2019       Mental Health 101 - Let's Talk about It - NAMI presentation Ending the Silence

Crisis Lines

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.