Community Outreach

Community Outreach

NAMI-WCI wants to end the stigma and social stereotypes associated with mental illnesses. We raise awareness about mental illness in our community, and show others how to live successfully with the symptoms of mental illness. Find hope, support, and encouragement with NAMI-WCI.

One in five teens age 13-18 experience a mental health condition in any given year, and 80 percent of those teens are not currently receiving treatment. Currently, 50 percent of these teens struggling with mental illness will drop out of school. The average delay between onset symptoms in teens and receiving treatment is 8-10 years. These numbers are far too high.

Ending the Silence is an in-school presentation designed to teach middle and high school students about the signs and symptoms of mental illness, how to recognize the early warning signs, and the importance of acknowledging those warning signs. Purdue University students with mental illness experience present the information and serve as role models, bringing optimism and hope to teens who have early onset mental illnesses.

Ending the Silence provides a 50-minute presentation designed for middle and high school aged youth. Teens will learn about early warning signs and steps that can be taken in order to help themselves or a friend deal with a mental illness. Most importantly, we pour time into these teens because we know that with early identification of intervention, there is hope.

Our Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  1. NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

    November 20 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  2. NAMI Craft Club

    November 20 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Our Success Stories

Testimonials

Our Mission

NAMI West Central Indiana advocates for support, effective treatment and education for individuals and families affected by mental illness in our community.

NAMI-WCI

Hours
Monday-Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am-1pm

Address
1508 Tippecanoe Street, Rm 1-906
Lafayette IN 47904

  

NAMI-WCI would like to send a thank you to everyone who attended the NAMI-WCI Faithnet Bridge's of Hope Luncheon yesterday at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, and to our partnering agencies. Valley Oaks Health Sycamore Springs Willowstone Family Services Mental Health America Wellspring Counseling Center

A special thank you to our presenters Luci Keazer, Kurt Harker, and Sandy Donahue for helping to make it such a wonderful and informative event!
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NAMI-WCI FaithNet Bridges of Hope Luncheon is still on for today!Our "Bridges of Hope" Lunch & Learn is still on today! We look forward to seeing you! ... See MoreSee Less

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