Welcome to NAMI Albuquerque

Welcome to NAMI Albuquerque

NAMI Albuquerque is an affiliate of NAMI New Mexico. NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the largest grassroots organization in the country that advocates for individuals living with mental health challenges and their families. More »

Peer Support

Peer Support

NAMI Albuquerque offers peer support with our weekly peer-led signature Connection program for individuals looking for help with their recovery More »

Peer Education

Peer Education

NAMI Albuquerque offers peer education with our signature 8-week Peer-to-Peer education course. This is a FREE peer-led course for individuals looking for education that will help with their recovery, More »

Family Support

Family Support

NAMI Albuquerque offers family members support with our weekly family support group meetings that are led by trained family members with a shared experience. More »

Family Education

Family Education

NAMI Albuquerque offers Family-to-Family, a FREE 12-week evidence-based education program aimed at helping caregivers become more empathetic and effective in helping their loved one on the road to recovery. More »

Presentations

Presentations

NAMI Albuquerque has a unique public education program developed by NAMI. In Our Own Voice, in which two trained peer speakers living with a mental health challenge share compelling personal stories about living with a mental health challenge and achieving recovery. More »

Get Involved

Get Involved

NAMI is an all-volunteer organization and we are always looking for people willing to help is our mission. Click to find out how you can get involved! More »

Home Front

Home Front

NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions. More »

 

Family Support with Zoom

If you are a family member, friend or significant other of an individual living with a mental health condition, please join us for our On-Line version of the NAMI Family Support Group!

During the COVID-19 Situation, Family Support Group is being offered by Zoom three times weekly.  Family Support Group is  support group for individuals 18 years and older who are family members/caregivers, or care about a loved one who is living with a mental health condition. NAMI Family Support Group is a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope. NAMI Albuquerque is currently conducting meetings via ZOOM multiple times per week, including a Spanish version. Please click the button below and register to be part of our ZOOM Family Support Group meetings.

NAMI Albuquerque normally conducts our free support groups in-person, but due to  the COVID-19, our facilitators have have to adapt!  We are now offering the Family Support Group via the Zoom Online program.  

Family Support Group Meetings are currently being conducted in English on Zoom on Tuesday Nights from 6-7:30PM and Wednesday Mornings from 10-11:30AM. In addition, we are offering a Spanish version currently on the second and fourth Thursdays each month from 6-7:30PM.  We may be adding additional days and times in the very near future as demand grows (WATCH THIS SPACE). For more information, or to register, Please Click the button below.

Join Family Support

This support group is made possible through the Training & Education grant, funded by the Bernallilo County Behavioral Health Initiative. Through this grant, NAMI New Mexico, in conjunction with NAMI Albuquerque, aims to increase behavioral health education and support programs to individuals living with a  mental health condition and their families within Bernallilo County.

Connection with Zoom

If you are an individual 18 or older living with a mental health condition, please join us for our On-Line version of the NAMI Connection Support Group!

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for any adult who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who’ve been there.

NAMI Albuquerque normally conducts our free support groups in-person, but due to  the COVID-19, our facilitators have have to adapt!  We are now offering the Connection Support Group via the Zoom Online program.  

We will be conducting the Connection Support Groups via Zoom on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (except for the 3rd Wednesday of each month)

Connection Meetings are currently being conducted on Zoom on Mondays, Wednesdays (except the third Weds of the month), and Fridays starting at 6:30PM.  The Zoom will start a half hour early (6PM) on Monday and Friday to allow for additional tech support for those who made need help getting connected.  For more information, or to register, Please Click the button below.

Join Connection

This support group is made possible through the Training & Education grant, funded by the Bernallilo County Behavioral Health Initiative. Through this grant, NAMI New Mexico, in conjunction with NAMI Albuquerque, aims to increase behavioral health education and support programs to individuals living with a  mental health condition and their families within Bernallilo County.

COVID-19 Concerns and Actions

Out of concern and respect for our volunteer leaders and members, we are canceling support groups and meetings until the peak of the illness in NM passes. The office may still be used.  There are disinfecting wipes on the desk to the right of the door.  Knowing the anxiety that can be produced by these times, we are working on installing Zoom video conferencing. Please check our page on COVID-19 for resources and up-to-date information. Our members need support and community.  Call each other and talk!  Don’t let “social distancing” become isolation!

~ Kathy Finch MD, President

Family to Family

Registration for NAMI’s FREE Family to Family Education Course is now open.    Slots are filled on a first-come first-served basis.

Family-to-Family is a free 8-week class for families, partners and friends of individuals with mental illness. The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental illness, increase coping skills and empower participants to become advocates for their family members. 

NAMI Family-to-Family is a designated evidenced-based program by SAMHSA. This means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition.

NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive exercises.  

Start Date:  Summer 2020, exact dates TBD, but taking registrations now.

We cannot accept walk-ins.  Registration is required.  Please call Cy Stanton 505-321-4522 for details and to register


This class is made possible through the Training & Education grant, funded by the Bernallilo County Behavioral Health Initiative. Through this grant, NAMI New Mexico, in conjunction with NAMI Albuquerque, aims to increase behavioral health education and support programs to individuals living with a  mental health condition and their families within Bernallilo County.

Mental Health Awareness Night at Isotopes Park

We were able to spark so many conversations with all the green ribbons we handed out during the Isotopes game on May 29th (Mental Health Awareness Night)! We were thrilled with how many people in the community stopped by our booth to discuss mental health, find resources, and learn how to get involved. 

3 school-age children hug Orbit, Isotopes Park mascot, as NAMI volunteers watch from the booth

The Green Ribbon campaign aims to promote open conversations regarding mental health and to challenge the stigmas that come with it.

Dedicated NAMI-Albuquerque volunteers staffing the booth

Great game!

Mental Health Awareness Night!

Join us at the Isotopes Park for Mental Health Awareness Night! The Albuquerque Isotopes will play the Reno Aces!

NAMI Walks 2019

A rousing success! NAMI Walks 2019 was held Saturday May 11th be at the Albuquerque Balloon Museum. The event was a rousing success and Senator Tom Udall kicked off the Walk at 8:45. Nancy Domenici was also in attendance. As of the day after the Walk, NAMI New Mexico was just shy of raising $120 Thousand towards a goal of $135 Thousand. But the fund raising doesn’t end with the walk. The closeout for this year is the end of June, so please, if you didn’t have a chance to attend the Walk, you can still click the button below and support the team of your choice!

Support a Team

There were hot air balloons, a climbing wall and even a car show with about 40 cars participating! Of course there were lots of tables from providers and partners in our community with loads of information about resources. Thanks to all who participated and volunteered to make this year’s walk a great success. Special thanks to Sharon Orchard, this year’sWalk Manager! Great job, Sharon!

Terese Garcia sing the National Anthem
Senator Tom Udall kicks off the walk

Nancy Domenici has always been a huge supporter of NAMI! We were grateful to have her in attendance!

Nancy Domenici chats with a walker


A Tribute Video (Watch Full Screen)

Mental Health Wellness Retreat

Combating Compassion Fatigue

 You Are Invited!

Family members, people with lived experience, behavioral health providers, and anyone affected by mental illness and substance use disorders in or communities are invited to participate.

May 10th, 8:30 – 4:30
At the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
2401 12th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

REGISTER

CUEs for Certified Peers support Workers and Social Workers will be offered
* Note: This is a program sponsored by the NM Behavioral Health Planning Council in partnership with NAMI NM