NAMI of Massachusetts

529 Main St, Charlestown, Ma 02129
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Our mission The mission of NAMI Massachusetts is to improve the quality of life both for people with mental illnesses and for their families. We seek to improve the public’s awareness and understanding of mental health conditions and ensure that all people impacted by a mental health condition receive the support they need in a timely fashion.

NAMI of Massachusetts

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NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group Facilitator

NAMI Connection recovery support group meetings are for people living with mental illnesses. They are peer-facilitated and provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement, and hope.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

NAMI Family-to-Family Teacher

NAMI Family-to-Family is a twelve-week session for family members/friends who have a loved one living with mental illness. The curriculum focuses on mental illnesses and teaching the knowledge and skills family members need to cope. The Family-to-Family education session is taught with two teachers.
  • Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

NAMI Basics Teacher

NAMI Basics is a six-session education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with emotional and behavioral disorders who developed the symptoms prior to the age of 13. The curriculum focuses on teaching the knowledge and skills family members need to cope. The course is taught with two teachers.
  • Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

NAMI In Our Own Voice Presenter

NAMI In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a public education anti-stigma program that includes a short video, personal testimony from two people living with a mental illness, and a question and answer period. The In Our Own Voice presenter will share their compelling personal story about living with mental illness and achieving recovery.
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

NAMI Family Support Group Facilitator

NAMI family support groups for caregivers are peer-based and provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement, and hope. Facilitators are not counselors or teachers; rather, they are present primarily to give the group structure by opening and closing each support group session, guiding discussions, and shifting discussion when necessary.
  • Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
How you help Volunteers are essential to the work that we do at NAMI Massachusetts, and we are always seeking enthusiastic people to help us achieve our mission.
About us A vital state resource for individuals and families facing the challenges of mental illness, providing free mental health family-based education, family and peer support and grassroots advocacy. Founded in 1982 and tax-exempt 501(c)(3) in 1999.
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