NAMI-WCI seeks to eradicate stigmas and social stereotypes associated with mental illnesses through education and informational support programs. We want to empower your family with knowledge to cope with mental illnesses.

The loved ones of those suffering with mental illness face many unique challenges, including stigma, social stereotypes, and the unpredictability associated with loving someone with a mental illness. NAMI-WCI supports and enriches you and your family’s journey towards wellness with our Family-to-Family education class. This class meets weekly for 11 weeks, is offered free of charge, and is taught by trained NAMI family members who have relatives with mental illness.

Our Family to Family Education class teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively. During this course, you will:

  • Attend with other adult family members just like you in a confidential setting.
  • Gain insight into how mental illness affects your relative.
  • Take an eye-opening look inside some of today’s current brain research related to mental illness.
  • Learn how families can become advocates for better treatments for their relatives.
  • Learn about the medication issues involved in mental illness and the latest treatment options.
  • Learn to cope with worry and stress; learn to focus on care for you as well as your loved ones.

Our trained peers have been there; they know what it’s like to love someone who suffers from mental illness. Family-to-Family will equip you to better understand and support your loved one while maintaining the well-being of you and your family. We want to help your family find peace and hope.

When: Weekly every Thursday, Sept 5 -Nov 14, 2019 , 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Franciscan Education Center

Room 1140, 1501 Hartford St., Lafayette, IN.

Registration is required. If you are interested in taking the course, please call 765 423-6939 or email

*The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program has been added to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices!

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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

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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.


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Friday 9am-1pm

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:

Coming Up For Air Movie

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