Please click here or on the video image above to see the NAMI-WM press conference from
November 18th about Massachusetts governor-elect Charlie Baker and funding for mental health
care in Massachusetts.
We urge all NAMI members should watch the powerful video of
Patrick Kennedy speaking at the NAMI National Convention in September
2014 in Washington D.C. Please click here to view the video.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Western Massachusetts
would like to thank all of our sponsors, donors and volunteers
for making an extraordinary
“An Evening of Hope and Recovery”
The featured keynote speaker and mental health advocate former Massachusetts First
brilliance. We all celebrated with NAMI-WM for having been the voice on mental illness
FREE SUPPORT GROUPS FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
Are you living with mental illness and looking for support from others who have lived
experience with mental illness and recovery? NAMI-WM offers FREE Peer-to-Peer
support groups in Agawam and Easthampton, the Westfield group is on hiatus. Our
groups are not therapy groups; they offer hope and support through sharing one's own
experience in a recovery environment. Individuals with any mental illness are welcome.
Our support groups are run by trained NAMI Connections facilitators who use the
guidelines of our successful national program. For schedules and more information,
please call our office at (413) 786-9139 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit
our support page for more information.
We are thrilled to announce that in 2011, NAMI was included in a select list of charities
that meet the Better Business Bureau’s “Wise Giving Alliance” standards and was
featured with other charities in a full-page ad in USA Today on November 29,
2011. Along with our recent upgrade to a four-star rating (the highest score) from Charity
Navigator, this is a wonderful testament to our efforts to be good stewards of donors’
dedicated to spreading mental health awareness and various support and educational
programs across Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden Counties. Our office, located at
324A Springfield Street, serves as a resource center for those affected by mental illness
and their family and friends. Please stop by and visit with our staff and volunteers to
discuss how we can help you or those you love. As one of two (out of 22) NAMI affiliates
in Massachusetts with a full-time staffed office, we maintain a resource library, literature
on various mental illnesses, and treatment options.
We welcome you to browse our website for events in the area, up to date legislative and
news information, area resources and more.
Bernice Drumheller, President, NAMI-WM