Programs and Services


NAMI Programs are for people whose lives have been affected by mental illness.  Through NAMI Hawaii, you’ll meet other family members who have struggled with the mental illness of their loved ones or people living in recovery from mental illness.  We come together, in a safe and comfortable setting, to share our struggles, promote hope and build a better tomorrow for our loved ones and for ourselves.  NAMI Hawaii is committed to offering community-focused education, support, and advocacy programs for family caregivers and individuals living in recovery from mental illness.

NAMI Signature Programs and Support Groups


FREE ONLINE PROGRAMS
FREE Online Programs are offered to protect our community during the pandemic. We are working to resume a few face to face programs, please stay tuned. 

Online programs require registration. Once you register, before the start of the meeting or webinar, you will receive an email with a link to connect to Zoom.   If you have a smart phone, laptop with a camera and mic, or tablet, it is very simple to log in with just a few taps.  You will not need to download any app. 

IF YOU DO NOT GET AN EMAIL CONFIRMATION, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER OR LET US KNOW ASAP.  Once the meeting starts, we may not be able to help you log in.

Tel. 591-1297 (Phone lines are open M-F: 9am to 1pm, except holidays)

Email: info@namihawaii.org



NAMI Family and Friends Online

NAMI Family & Friends is a free 90-minute or four-hour seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them. It’s also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community support.

What You’ll Learn

The seminar is led by trained people with lived experience of supporting a family member with a mental health condition. They will walk you through the following topics.

  • Understanding diagnoses, treatment, and recovery
  • Effective communication strategies
  • The importance of self-care
  • Crisis preparation strategies
  • NAMI and community resources

DOWNLOAD THE FREE E-BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Family-Friends-National-Alliance-Illness-ebook/dp/B074G3MM1D


You must register by phone or email to attend this class

Contact: (808)591-1297

Email:  info@namihawaii.org 



Family-to-Family Education

NEW 8-Week Sessions

PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR START DATES

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive exercises.

What You’ll Gain

NAMI Family-to-Family not only provides information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you'll also find out that you're not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope.

The group setting of NAMI Family-to-Family provides mutual support and shared positive impact—experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. You'll learn about problem solving, self care, supporting a loved one, finding services, how to handle a crisis, and so much more.

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

  • You must have a loved one with a mental illness
  • You must be able to commit to 8 weeks
  • You must be 18 years or older. Sorry, no children allowed
  • This class is for the caregiver, not the person with mental illness

 YOU MUST CALL OR EMAIL TO REGISTER, SEE BELOW


KAUAI

LIHUE

You must register by phone or email to attend this class

Contact: Karin@ (808)635-3239

Email: info@namikauai.org

 

OAHU

HONOLULU

You must register by phone or email to attend this class

Contact: (808)591-1297

Email:  info@namihawaii.org  


MAUI

You must register by phone or email to attend this class

Contact: Pualani (808) 368-9381 or Loretta (808) 268-2546

Email:  mbasbas@cfs-hawaii.org


HAWAII (Big Island)

HILO

You must register by phone or email to attend this class

Contact: Carol Denis (808) 935-0615

Email: info@namihawaii.org

    

 

ENDING THE SILENCE

 

NAMI Ending the Silence is a FREE engaging presentation that helps audience members learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if you or a loved one are showing symptoms of a mental health condition.

 

NAMI Ending the Silence presentations include two leaders: one who shares an informative presentation and a young adult with a mental health condition who shares their journey of recovery. Audience members can ask questions and gain an understanding of an often-misunderstood topic. Through dialogue, we can help grow the movement to end stigma.

 

NAMI Ending the Silence for Students: 50-minute presentation designed for middle and high school students that includes warning signs, facts, and statistics and how to get help for themselves or a friend. Research has shown that NAMI Ending the Silence for Students is effective in changing middle and high school students’ knowledge and attitudes toward mental health conditions and toward seeking help

NAMI Ending the Silence for School Staff: 1-hour presentation for school staff members that includes information about warning signs, facts, and statistics, how to approach students and how to work with families

NAMI Ending the Silence for Families: 1-hour presentation for adults with middle or high school-aged youth that includes warning signs, facts, and statistics, how to talk with your child and how to work with school staff


Family Support Groups


NAMI Signature Family Support Groups are free, confidential and safe groups of FAMILY MEMBERS WHO SUPPORT OR CARE FOR SOMEONE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS. In NAMI Family Support Groups, family care join a caring group of individuals helping one another by utilizing their collective lived experiences and learned wisdom.  Family member can achieve a renewed sense of hope for their loved one living with mental health challenges.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a caregiver or supporter (family or love one) to someone with a mental illness
  • You must be 18 years or older. Sorry, no children allowed
  • This class is for the caregiver, not the person with mental illness
  • Please contact the facilitator for current info and registration


KAUAI Online

LIHUE

Contact: Karin@ (808)635-3239

Email: info@namikauai.org

 

OAHU

East HONOLULU Online

Date: 1st Thursdays of the month

Contact: Greg (808) 395-3725 or Anson (808)295-4972

Email: knudsen123@gmail.com

    

MANOA Online

Date: 2nd Tuesday of the month

Contact: Mike & Margie Durant (808) 591-1297  

Email:  info@namihawaii.org              

  

KAILUA  Face to Face, max 10 people

Date:  4th Tuesday of the month

Contact: Steve Katz (808) 220-3625

Email:  steve41550@yahoo.com

http://www.meetup.com/Kailua-Mental-Illness-Meetup/

 

 

MAUI

KAHULUI  On Break

Date: First Fridays: Call from more info 

Kahului, Maui

Contact: Pualani (808) 368-9381 or Loretta (808) 268-2546

Email:  mbasbas@cfs-hawaii.org

     

BIG ISLAND

HILO ONLINE

Date: Last Friday of the month  

Contact: Carolyn Oki (808) 935-3518 

or Carol Denis (808) 935.0615 Email: info@namihawaii.org

 

 

 

CONNECTION RECOVERY  

SUPPORT GROUPS

Mental Health Peer Support Groups 

 

Mental Health Peer Support Groups are free, confidential and safe groups of people living in recovery from mental health conditions. Mental Health Peer Support Groups are individuals helping one another by utilizing their collective lived experiences and learned wisdom, renewing a sense of hope for recovery.   

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a person with a mental health condition
  • You must be 18 years or older. Sorry, no children allowed
  • Please contact the facilitator for current info and registration


Connection Recovery Support Group for Mental Health Recovery for All Online 

1st Wednesdays of the month

Contact: NAMI Hawaii Office 591-1297

Email: info@namihawaii.org


Women's Support Group for Mental Health Online 

4th Fridays of the month

(W.O.W. – Women Only)

Contact: NAMI Hawaii Office 591-1297

Email: info@namihawaii.org


Online Workshops and Conferences

NAMI Hawaii provides free online workshops, conferences, and trainings throughout the year.  Please contact us for more information, or to be on our mailing list.

Email: info@namihawaii.org



  Online Presentations

NAMI Hawaii provides free online presentations, speaking to schools, businesses, faith groups, etc, about mental health, wellness, family support and services.  Please contact us for more information.

Emailinfo@namihawaii.org



NAMI Homefront Online Classes

NAMI Homefront is a FREE, 6 session online educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions.  Based on the NAMI Family-to-Family Education, NAMI Homefront is designed to address the unique needs of our precious military community.  

 SIGN UP FOR MORE INFO: https://www.nami.org/homefront