National Resources

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

The national website provides trustworthy information on mental illness conditions, symptoms, and treatments as well as information on how to navigate the journey to wellness.

Locate your Local NAMI affiliate

Your local NAMI provides free facilitated support group programs:

NAMI Connection (for Peers – individuals living with mental illness)  

NAMI Family Support Group (for family and significant others of people with mental health conditions)

FREE Education:

  • Basics (Education for Parents/Caregivers of Youth)
  • NAMI Family-to-Family (For understanding, coping skills and empowering family members to become advocates for their loved one)
  • NAMI Provider (for mental health professionals to expand compassion and collaboration)
  • Faithnet (to educate and support clergy and congregations of all faiths)
  • Peer-to-Peer (for adults with mental health conditions to encourage growth, healing and recovery among participants)
  • Ending the Silence (Presentations to middle and high school students)
  • Homefront (for military)
  • In Our Own Voice (Presentations from those with lived experience to any group)
  • Sharing Hope (for African American communities)

Mental Health America (MHA)

MHA, the leading advocacy organization addressing the full spectrum of mental and substance use conditions and their effects nationwide, works to inform, advocate, and enable access to quality behavioral health services for all Americans.

MHA Peer Support: Mental Health America’s Center for Peer Support has all the latest on peer support.

Peer Support Changes Lives

Learn how to become a Peer Support Specialist

Peer Support: Research and Reports

Facts and Resources about Substance Use/Addiction

Facts and resources sourced from current scientific research, textbooks, government agencies, and medical journals.