WHAT IS MENTAL ILLNESS?
Mental illness is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain and affects millions of people in the United States.
- This includes schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression) and personality disorders.
- Often striking young people in their most productive years, this can devastate caring families emotionally, physically and financially.
NAMI-Westside offers several free programs to help you cope with your loved one’s illness.
NAMI-Westside, in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, is the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Trained NAMI volunteers bring volunteer-led programs to families, peers and caregivers. With the unique understanding of people with lived experience, these programs and support groups provide outstanding free education, skills training and support.
The availability of programs may vary, depending on the NAMI affiliate.
NAMI-Westside currently offers the programs listed below.
- NAMI Connection: for people living with a mental health condition
- NAMI Education Night
- NAMI Family-To-Family
- NAMI Family Support Group
NAMI Home Front is available on-line. Based on the nationally recognized NAMI Family-to-Family program, NAMI Homefront is designed to address the unique needs of family, caregivers and friends of those who have served or are currently serving our country. Learn more here.
Have questions or need directions? Please call the NAMI-Westside office: (505) 990-2292.