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In The News: NAMI New Orleans, Inc.

May 11, 2017

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.

Registration is free at this family-friendly event!  Dogs are welcome, too! Make a donation of any amount and receive a Read More

    Join us at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19th at the NAMI New Orleans Uptown Drop-In Center for pizza and live music! All are welcome.

    Uptown Drop-In Center

    1538 Louisiana Ave. New Orleans, LA 70115 United States Map and Directions

    Phone: (504) 896-2345

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    There’s no place like (super)dome!  You and a lucky friend could win the ultimate NOLA Saints Stay-cation Package!

    Help raise funds for NAMIWalks New Orleans by selling or purchasing raffle tickets!  Contact Meghan at 504-896-2345 or to help sell or purchase tickets!




    Tickets are $5 for one or $20 for 5 tickets and include:

    Two Tickets to the New Orleans vs. Washington Game at the Superdome on Sunday, November 19th. Two nights at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel Two passes to the Sunday Read More

    The 2018 NAMI Convention will take place in New Orleans from June 27 – 30, 2018.  The NAMI Convention is attended by thousands of behavioral health providers and mental health advocates from around the nation.  There will be numerous opportunities to volunteer at the convention.

    Contact Shannon at for more information on volunteering for the 2018 NAMI Convention in New Orleans.

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    Nearly 100 NAMIWalks Team Captains and Sponsors gathered on Friday, August 18th to kick-off the 8th NAMIWalks season at the Team Captains Luncheon.  Speakers included NAMI New Orleans Board of Directors President, Chuck Credo, IV; Board of Directors Member, Chantrelle Varnado-Johnson, MEd, MA, LPC-S, NCC; and IBERIABANK’s Todd Johnson. Special thanks to our Luncheon Sponsor, IBERIABANK, for their generous support!

    Missed the Kick-off Luncheon? There’s still time to join! 

    You have what it takes to lead a Team at NAMIWalks New Read More

    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–individual/group skills training 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 Read More

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