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 »

 

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

Peer-to-Peer

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

Peer-to-Peer is a free 8-week recovery education course open to anyone 18 or older experiencing a mental health challenge, The course is designed to encourage growth, healing and recovery among participants. NAMI Albuquerque is pleased to offer this course free of charge

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is taught by trained leaders with a lived experience. This program includes activities, discussions and informative videos. However, as with all NAMI programs, it does not include recommendations for specific treatment approaches.

Start Date:  April 19th 2020 (Once per week through June 7th)

We cannot accept walk-ins.  Registration is required.  Please call Sheila Morrison 505-803-6355 for details and to register.  NOTE: If no answer, please leave message with call-back number.  You may also contact Sheila via:  smorrisonnamiabq@gmail.com

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.

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.

NAMI Walks 2020

We’re planning on another big NAMI Walks! NAMI Walks 2020 will be held Saturday May 2nd at the Albuquerque Balloon Museum. This year we are celebrating 18 years of NAMIWalks, the nation’s largest series of mental health awareness and fundraising events that take place in communities across the country. We invite you to join us for this great event where, besides the walk, we will have lots of fun activities and food for the whole family.

NAMIWalks is a fun, family-friendly event and there is no cost to register. The time is NOW to start a team or join a team and help us do even better in 2020!

Support a Team

Here is a little video from last year’s NAMI Walk: 

NAMI Homefront

NAMI Homefront is a free, six-session class for family, friends and significant others of Military Service Members and Veterans. The class helps families comprehend what the Military Service Member/ Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life, PTSD and other mental health conditions. Topics covered include mental health, communication, handling crises, treatment and recovery.

The program is designed to  help family members understand and support their Service Member/Veteran while maintaining their own well-being. NAMI Homefront leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions impacting their Service Member/ Veteran. The class is free but you are expected to attend all six sessions. 

Now offered online!  We understand that attending an in-person class can be difficult for busy individuals and families. We now offer NAMI Homefront Online. Online classes meet weekly in a virtual classroom, so participants experience the same level of interaction and learning as traditional in-person classes. You must have access to a laptop, PC or tablet with a stable internet connection to participate. Audio will be via telephone line, a headset is recommended.

 

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THIS CLASS
Eastern Daytime Wednesdays, 10:00AM – 12:00PM EST,
Starting Jan 29th, 2020

Eastern Evening, Mondays, 6:30PM – 8:30PM EST,
Starting Jan 27th, 2020 (skip 2/17)

Pacific Evening, Tuesdays, 6:30PM – 8:30PM CST,
Starting Jan 28th, 2020

Central Evening, Wednesdays, 6:30PM – 8:30PM CST,
Starting Jan 29th, 2020

Please note the TIME ZONE listed for each class and adjust for MST

 

Click “Read More” for more information or to register

NAMI Westside Family Support Group for Placitas area

NAMI Westside is now offering a new NAMI Family Support Group Program for the Placitas area.

Beginning Thursday November 14th, meetings will be held on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Placitas Community Library in the Collin Room.

Drop-ins are welcome.

For questions, call the NAMI Westside office at 505-990-2292 or email shannongtk@hotmail.com.

Peer to Peer

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, eight-session educational program for adults with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery.

Taught by trained leaders with lived experience, this program includes activities, discussions and informative videos.

Start Date:  October 6th 2019 (Sunday) 

Time: 5:30-7:30 PM

We cannot accept walk-ins. Registration is required. Please call NAMI Albuquerque at 505-256-0288 for details and to register (LEAVE A MESSAGE IF THERE IS NO ANSWER).

What You’ll Gain

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a safe, confidential space. The course provides an opportunity for mutual support and growth. Experience compassion and understanding from people who relate to your experiences. This is a place to learn more about recovery in an accepting environment.  NAMI Peer-to-Peer helps you:

  • Set a vision and goals for the future
  • Partner with health care providers
  • Develop confidence for making decisions
  • Practice relaxation and stress reduction tools
  • Share your story
  • Strengthen relationships
  • Enhance communication skills
  • Learn about mental health treatment options

What People Are Saying

“NAMI Peer-to-Peer is uplifting, life-saving and an eye-opening experience that changed how I see myself.”

“The biggest thing I gained from this class was to become my own advocate and best friend.”

“Seeing my peers’ strength and dedication to their recovery was personally meaningful.”

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)