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

Family-to-Family Education

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-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 9 of the 12 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

Family to Family
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Mondays and Thursdays
Location:  Lihue
Contact: 805-886-6175
Contact: Kathy @ (808)635-3239


OAHU
You must register by phone or email to attend this class

Family to Family
Class Days: Saturday
Time: 9:30 AM to 12 Noon
Location: Honolulu
Contact: (808)591-1297
Email:  info@namihawaii.org  

MAUI

NEW CLASS STARTS AUGUST 2, 2019
You must register by phone or email to attend this class

Family to Family
Location: 310 W Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, Maui, Wong Conference Room
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

Family to Family
Class Days: Saturdays, 6 weeks
Time: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: St. Joseph Church Rectory Meeting Room at 43 Kapiolani Street, Hilo
Contact: Carol Denis (808) 935-0615
    

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


COMING SOON

NAMI Family and Friends

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


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 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 families helping other families who live with mental health challenges. In NAMI Family Support Groups, families 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.

KAUAI

LIHUE

Date: 4th Wednesday of the month
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Lihue
Contact: (805)886-6175
Contact: Kathy @ (808)635-3239



OAHU

East HONOLULU

Date: 1st Thursdays of the month
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Church of the Holy Nativity 
Meeting room near parking lot & Koko Head side of gym.
Contact: Greg (808) 395-3725 or Anson (808)295-4972
Email: knudsen123@gmail.com

PEARL CITY

Date: 1st Saturday of the month
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (Time and date may change, contact Phil)
Location: Trinity United Methodist Church (Location may change)
1716 Komo Mai Drive 
Contact: Phil Enomoto (808) 620-1336 
Email: nami.kapolei@gmail.com


PEARL CITY

Date: 3rd Saturday of the month
Time: 10:30am to 12noon (Time and date may change, contact Phil)
Location: Trinity United Methodist Church (Location my change)
1716 Komo Mai Drive 
Contact: Phil Enomoto (808) 620-1336 
Email: nami.kapolei@gmail.com
      


MANOA
Date: 2nd Tuesday of the month
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Manoa Gardens: 2790 Kahaloa Drive, Bldg #9 
               Parking at Manoa Park
Contact: Mike & Margie Durant (808) 591-1297  
Email:  info@namihawaii.org              

        
KAILUA  
Date:  4th Tuesday of the month
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm 
Location: Castle Medical Center            Wellness Center
Contact: Steve Katz (808) 220-3625
Email:  steve41550@yahoo.com
http://www.meetup.com/Kailua-Mental-Illness-Meetup/


MAUI

KAHULUI  
Date: Call from more info 
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: LDS Church
125 W Kamehameha Ave 
Kahului, Maui
Contact: Pualani (808) 368-9381 or Loretta (808) 268-2546
Email:  mbasbas@cfs-hawaii.org

     
BIG ISLAND

HILO
Date: Last Friday of the month  
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: 688 Kinoole Street #15A 
Contact: Carolyn Oki (808) 935-3518 
or Carol Denis (808) 935.0615 Email: info@namihawaii.org


KONA
Confirm meeting date on W. Hawaii Today Community Briefs each month
Date:  Usually Last Tuesday of the month 
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Kona Paradise Clubhouse, across Seaview Circle/Old 7-11 Store 
Contact: Dana Lewis (808) 896-7203 


CONNECTION RECOVERY 
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.  


Women's Support Group for Mental Health 

HONOLULU – Women on Wellness 
(W.O.W. – Women Only)
Date: 2nd Monday of each month (in November it is 4th Monday)
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm 
Location: Moiliili Community Center, Room 102 at 2535 S. King Street
Contact: NAMI Hawaii Office 591-1297

KAUAI Peer Support Group

LIHUE

Kauai Peer Support Group is for people 18 years old+ in recovery from mental health conditions.

CALL FOR MORE INFO
Contact: Kathy @ (808)635-3239 


UH West Oahu NAMI on Campus 
NAMI Connections Recovery Support Group


ON BREAK

Dates: Contact Natasha for Dates
Location: UHWO campus or Aiea (please call to confirm)
UHWO NoC advisor and UHWO school counselor: 
UHWO NoC president: 



MIXED SUPPORT GROUPS 
Peer Recovery and Family Support Combined Groups

FaithNet Mental Wellness Support Group for Christians  

FaithNet Mental Wellness Support Group is for people living in recovery from mental health conditions or a family caregiver, who want to find support with other Christians. 

Location: Alternates between West Oahu Christian Church and Honolulu 
Christian Church, 
Dates: 2nd Saturdays of the Month, see calendar:  NAMI Calendar
Time: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Contact: NAMI Hawaii Office 591-1297