Across New Mexico, trained NAMI volunteers bring volunteer-led programs to families and peers. With the unique understanding of people with lived experience, these programs and support groups provide outstanding free education, skills training and support. The programs offered currently by NAMI Albuquerque are listed below. The availability of programs may vary depending on availability of program teachers and facilitators.
NAMI Family-to-Family is a 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. This program was designated as an evidence-based program by SAMHSA. For more information or to register, please contact Cy Stanton > Contact Cy
NAMI Connection – A weekly recovery support group for individuals 18 and loder living with mental illness where individuals learn from each other’s experiences, share coping strategies, and offer encouragement and understanding. Connection meets 6:30pm – 8:00pm Mondays – 2501 San Pedro NE, Suite 212.
Family Support Group – A weekly 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 illness. NAMI Family Support Group is a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope. Family Support Group meets 6:00pm – 7:30pm Tuesdays 2501 San Pedro NE, Suite 212
W.R.A.P. – Wellness Recovery Action Plan – WRAP® is an evidence-based personalized wellness and recovery system. The class is drop in and all are welcome; there is no charge to attend. See: http://copelandcenter.com for additional information about WRAP®. Meets 3:30pm – 4:30pm Sundays at 2501 San Pedro NE, Suite 212.
In Our Own Voice – A unique public education program developed by NAMI, in which two trained consumer speakers share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery. Your group can request an In Our Own Voice presentation. To set up a presentation contact us @ 505-256-0288.
Education Talks-– Educational talks that provide opportunity for individuals and professionals in the community to discuss their specialties in mental health and related areas. Contact NAMI Albuquerque for updates on topics, times, and locations at 505-256-0288.
Breaking the Silence — A program where speakers talk to Middle and High students about mental illness. Contact NAMI Albuquerque for additional information @ 505o-256-0288.
NAMI Peer-to-Peer — A recovery education course open to anyone experiencing a mental health challenge. The course is designed to encourage growth, healing and recovery among participants. NAMI Albuquerque is working on developing our program, contact us for information.