NAMI-WCI is a grassroots organization made up of dedicated volunteers. Please contact our program director Joy Mabbitt at jmabbitt@nami-wci.org  or use the contact form below if you are interested in one of the following volunteer opportunities:

Share Your Story
Individuals living with mental illness and family members of individuals living with mental illness are invited to share their stories of challenges and triumphs in whatever format they feel comfortable. You may write us a testimonial to be included on this webpage. If you want to be part of our stigmafree presentations, or you may want to get trained in one of our outreach programs  to share your experiences with other community members. This is a great way to dispel misconceptions and help to eliminate stigma. These presentations have been extremely successful - we are getting so much interest and support from our audiences that our presenters often say they get such a boost from sharing their stories, it makes them feel good for days after.

Individuals living with mental illness and family members of individuals living with mental illness can receive training to become a volunteer teacher or group facilitator for NAMI-WCI. There is always a need for teachers and facilitators! We will ask you to first be a participant in a class or support group. If you like what we do, we will provide you with free training through our state organization. This is a very rewarding way to give back to the community and help those in need.

Office Help
Occasionally we require assistance with folding, stuffing envelopes, collating, etc., for large mailing projects, assembling outreach materials, or we may need help with other general office tasks. Mailing and preparation days are always a lot of fun in the NAMI-office as you connect with others who have the same interest in getting the word out there.

Man a Booth
NAMI-WCI is having an increased presence at resource and health fairs, the Farmer's Market, Mosey down Main Street, and other public events. We set up a booth, provide resource materials, hand out swag and candy, and inform the public about mental illness in our community and what they can do to make a difference. Our presence and visibility alone helps to combat stigma, gets the conversation going and helps make our community a more welcoming place. If you enjoy interacting with people in a relaxed setting and help us raise awareness, this is the volunteer opportunity you have been looking for!

NAMI Fall Classic 5K Walk/Run
Every fall we are organizing this fun event that brings the whole community together to raise awareness of mental illness and combat the stigma that surrounds it. We need volunteers to help set up the course, help with parking, registration, and snacks, and a range of other activities. If you are interested in this fun event, please contact Joy Mabbitt@nami-wci.org

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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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.


Monday-Thursday 9am - 5pm
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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