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July 13, 2017

Our weekly support group on the Westbank for adults living with mental illness will meet at a brand new time starting Friday, July 14th.

Join us Fridays at our Westbank office from 1:00-2:30 p.m. for the NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group, led by trained mentors who are living well with their own mental illness.  Participants learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer encouragement and understanding.

No registration is required and there is no cost to attend. For more information, please Read More

    We regret to inform our NAMI New Orleans family that as of July 1, 2017 the Westbank Drop-In Center is closed until further notice. The loss of funding has made it impossible to continue operations at our four days a week, low-barrier center for adults living with mental illness. All other services–day treatment and case management–are operating as usual.

    Please stay tuned as we work on securing other funding and reopening.

    UPDATE: The weekly NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group will meet on Fridays at a new Read More

     Join NAMI New Orleans for the 8th annual NAMIWalks – a 1.8 mile second line walk on Saturday, September 30th at Audubon Park in New Orleans. Your voice is needed more than ever. Join the only second line awareness walk in New Orleans to stomp out stigma today!

    Become an event sponsor. Start or join a team. Volunteer at the event.

    Learn more by visiting or contact Meghan at 504-896-2345 /

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    Special thanks to everyone who attended our NAMIWalks Information Meeting on Wednesday, April 26th.  Special thanks to our guest speakers, Rebekah Oviatt – President of NAMI on Campus at Tulane University, and Judy Nides, Board Member at the Brett Thomas Doussan Foundation.

    There’s still time to get involved with NAMIWalks New Orleans!  Become an event sponsor.  Start or join a team. Volunteer on the event committee or at the event. Contact Meghan to learn more about how you can make Read More

    If you’ve been interested in getting more involved, there’s a place for you at NAMI New Orleans!  We need volunteers to  help out at one of our upcoming events! Volunteer shifts listed below. Even if you can only come out for an hour, that would be a great help!

    NAMI Rocks ‘n’ Bowls – Friday, July 7th, at Rock ‘n’ Bowl (3016 S. Carrollton Ave. New Orleans). Volunteers are needed from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Help set up the event Read More

    Join us on Wednesday, March 22, at 3:00 PM for the NAMI New Orleans Annual Membership Meeting! Meet our newly elected officers and directors and to learn about Mental Health Services in the Greater New Orleans region.

    Featuring Guest Speaker: Dr. Rochelle Head-Dunham, MD, FAPA, Executive Director / Medical Director at Metropolitan Human Services District.

    Wednesday, March 22 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    Lakeview Christian Center, 5885 Fleur De Lis Dr., New Orleans, LA 70124

    For more information, contact Shannon at or by phone at 504-896-2345.

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