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A Groundbreaking Commitment to Psychiatric Research After receiving a $650 million gift The Broad Institute is set to try and find the genetic causes of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses.
YANA: We Are More Than Just Numbers
Helping Young People Share Their Experiences and Find Support
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month: The Time for Action Is Now
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Family to Family

  • For family members, partners and friends of someone living with a mental illness
  • 12-week course

"Before I took the course, I felt alone and overwhelmed dealing with my daughter’s mental illness. By taking this course, I have met others who are going through the
same things I am and have learned about many resources that I never knew existed."


Peer to Peer

  • For consumers (people living with a mental illness)
  • 10-week course

"Peer-to-Peer has allowed me to take the focus off my illness and learn to balance it with the rest of my life. By engaging in recovery I am able to be more relaxed and productive both at work and home."


Family to Family

  • For parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses
  • Meets once a week for 6 weeks or twice a week for 3 weeks

"This is the best program for families with children. It answers so many questions for parents. It can change and improve so many lives."



Parents and Teachers as Allies

  • For school professionals
  • Two hour in-service program

"This program gave me a new understanding of the importance of my role in early recognition of kids with symptoms of mental illness and the urgency of early intervention on their behalf."


NAMI Connection

  • For consumers
  • Meets once a week
  • NAMI Southwest Louisiana consumer support group that meets every

    Thursday @ 5:30PM at Maison D' Amis Apartments 401 Gerdsen Street,

    Lake Charles, LA

"I am not alone! There is a place where people understand me, are there to help me, and I feel better about myself when I help someone else.

I can get involved in NAMI Connection and make a difference!"



  • Consumer faith based support group that meet every Tuesday @ 6:00 PM
  • University Methodist Church
  • For more info contact Mickey Shannon @ 437-4014




Women & Depression


  • An 8 week class offered 3 times a year for women dealing with depression, preferable @ 11:30 AM.
  • Call for dates and location.



***For class schedules/dates see Announcements and News and Calender Section***







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