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NAMI-WM Board of Directors
Donna Bunn, President
Bernice Drumheller, Vice President
Donna Roundy, Treasurer
Natasha Mercado-Santana, Secretary
Kenneth Barnett, Jr.
Sherron Colgram, MD
Kateri M. Walsh
For biographies of the board members please click here
Important dates in the journey of NAMI Western Massachusetts
Became an affliate July 14, 1982
Began printing "The Messenger" NAMI-WM's official newsletter in October 1982
Became Incorporated and Tax Exempt: January 13, 1983
1st Annual State Convention May 1983
Iris Project began fall of 1998
Changed name from AMI to NAMI: December 10, 1998
1st Annual Walkathon 2000
Moved to current location 324A Springfield Street, Agawam: July 16, 2008
HISTORY AND ACTIVITIES OF WESTERN MASS, ALLIANCE-MENTALLY ILL CITIZENS, INC.
Before there was an official WMA-MIC, there was the Family Support Group of Holyoke/Chicopee Area. This group, who had met during 1982, was led by a professional Michael Murphy. Michael started up this group because a family person... continue reading
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Resources to keep yourself and others safe from COVID-19
Information on the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
From the Massachusetts Department of Public Health
About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) information On The Delta And Omicron Variants
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people and communities. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children.
Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 >> Click Here for more information on Mental Health and Coping from the CDC
Because of the current health crisis NAMI Western Massachusetts has not been able to hold our regular winter/spring fundraisers and we will not be recipients of any stimulus funds. Like many others you may be doing a major portion of your shopping online. Please consider using Amazon Smile for a portion of your purchases and designate NAMI-WM as your non-profit of choice.
At this time the smallest of donations will be a help, they do add up. We do hope that all of our members and their family and friends are staying safe and are healthy. As we have been saying, we are all in this together. We are doing our best to help you and yours, please give thought to helping us, but only if you can. As Always, Thank You for Your Support.
For details on NAMI Western Massachusetts programs and additional information please download
our "Open Your Mind" brochure.
Based in Agawam, Massachusetts our volunteers, board members, and staff, are 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 health issues 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 twenty-one NAMI affiliates in Massachusetts, 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.
THANK YOU OUR 2022 WALKATHON SPONSORS FOR THEIR VERY GENEROUS SUPPORT!
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 Western Massachusetts offers FREE Peer support groups in Agawam, Easthampton and Palmer. Our groups are not therapy groups; they offer a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. Individuals with any mental illness are welcome. Our support groups are run by trained NAMI Connection facilitators who are in recovery themselves and use the guidelines of our successful national program. For schedules and more information, please call our office at (413) 786-9139, email us at email@example.com or visit our support page for more information.
Better Business Bureau
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. 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’ dollars.
National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). NAMI Family to Family Intervention Summary.