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 24 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  2. NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

    September 26 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Our Success Stories

Testimonials

Our Mission

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

NAMI-WCI

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

Address
913  Columbia St
Lafayette IN 47901

  

Thank you to all Law Enforcement Officers for your public service in keeping us safe, especially for persons experiencing a mental health crisis.

NAMI West Central Indiana is a proud partner in providing Crisis Intervention Team, CIT training for area Law Enforcement Officers.

CIT training provides 40 hours of additional training in mental health.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis call 911 & ask for a CIT Officer.The third Saturday of September is National Thank a Police Officer Day and a perfect way to make sure law enforcement officers know how much we appreciate them. 🖤💙🖤
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We'd like to invite our followers/supporters to attend a film screening here in Lafayette at on Sept 23, 24, and 26th at 7PM at GQT Wabash Landing 9 and GQT Eastside 10 IMAX

The film is Coming Up for Air, an award winning feature drama focusing on the impact of mental health on families. The film will address how crises that may lead to tragedy can be de-escalated and the impact mental health has on families. It also aims to bring community discussion about biases in mental health treatment and appreciation of how it impacts us all.

NAMI-WCI will be there with an information booth so come visit with us!

If you'd like to learn more you can view the trailer by visiting the Vimeo link below or by visiting the film's website at:

www.comingupforairmovie.com/
vimeo.com/356881427

Coming Up For Air Movie

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