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

    September 20 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  2. NAMI Walking Club

    September 24 @ 5:00 PM - 5:30 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
Lafayette IN 47904

  

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Congratulations to Our Facebook Photo Contest Winner!

By Tyler DeBoy | October 16, 2017

Congratulations to Benito Barrera for winning the Facebook photo contest! The photo was taken of his wife and their German Shepherds on the 5K trail. We loved the confidence and optimism that affirm NAMI’s Stigmafree message.

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