NAMI Tallahassee is the local affiliate of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) serving Leon and surrounding counties. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation’s leading voice on mental illness. NAMI includes over 1,200 affiliates in every state who join together to meet the NAMI mission through support, advocacy, education, and research for people with mental illness, their families and friends.
The affiliate is supportive of local efforts and seeks to publicize information deemed supportive of our mental health community through this website. Without staff or office space, NAMI-Tallahassee continues to serve our community through the efforts of our dedicated volunteers.
Free Breakfast for Mental Health Professionals
The IHOP, 2225 N. Monroe St. - 7 to 8 AM
We're eager to share information about all the free evidence-based programs we're offering through NAMI Tallahassee. Plan to stop by, have a pancake or an egg and a cup of coffee, and get to know us better! For more information or to RSVP, link to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAMI Basics is a free, six-session, peer-directed education program developed specifically for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents who have either been diagnosed with a mental illness or who are experiencing symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed. All teachers have received the national NAMI training. A separate series of the six sessions is available to professional caregivers. Connect to this video link regarding the course.
To register, please complete the online registration form linked here or for more information, email NAMIBasics.Tally@gmail.com. Register early as the class is capped at 20 attendees (each).
Once your application is received, you will be contacted to determine if the course is appropriate for your needs. Family caregiver classes will meet 6 consecutive weeks for 2 1/2 hours. Professional caregivers will meet on 3 consecutive Saturdays for morning and afternoon sessions with a lunch break in between sessions.
- Dates for Professionals:
Feb. 21, Feb. 28 and Mar. 7, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Leon County Public Library
- Dates for Parents and other Caregivers:
Feb. 1, Feb. 8, Feb. 15, Feb. 22, Mar. 1, Mar. 8
2:00 to 4:30 pm
Location: Apalachee Center, 2634 Capital Circle NE, Building J, Lobby Level
P.O. Box 14842
Tallahassee, FL 32317
Phone: 850.841.3386 (voice-mail)