NAMI FaithNet is an interfaith resource network of NAMI members, friends, clergy and congregations of all faith traditions who wish to encourage faith communities who are welcoming and supportive of persons and families living with mental illness. This is certainly a resource for faith leaders and for persons who plan mental health awareness programs/activities for Mental Health Month (May), Minority Mental Health Awareness Month (July), Suicide Prevention Awareness Month (September) and Mental Illness Awareness Week (October).
NAMI FaithNet strives to encourage welcoming, caring congregations as well as to promote the vital role of spirituality in the recovery journeys of many who live with mental health conditions, those for whom faith is a key component.
Through this website and through efforts nationally and in local communities, NAMI and NAMI Affiliates encourage an exchange of information, tools and other resources which will help educate and inspire faith communities about mental illness and the vital role spirituality plays in recovery for many.
NAMI FaithNet is not a religious network but includes an effort to outreach to all religious organizations. Learn more about awareness events and dates and how to get involved.
For NAMI Leaders
We recognize that to reach the goals of NAMI FaithNet most of the work is done at the affiliate level, so we offer resources on our NAMI Leaders page including periodic mini grants, an idea clearing house, presentations, scripts and guides in order to help NAMI Faith Leaders achieve those goals.