NAMI Wake County
PO Box 12562
Raleigh NC 27675

Website: ~ Education, Support and Advocacy

Service areas: Wake County

We are the Wake County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Through our support groups, classes, education events, presentations, fundraisers, and organizational partnerships, we serve thousands of residents in our community each year.

NAMI Wake provides support, education, & advocacy to those affected by mental health challenges to create a community where mental health is valued.

We’ve adjusted to virtual programming during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We offer virtual support groups, which meet weekly, virtual education classes to help you navigate your own or a loved one’s mental health condition, and virtual education events for our community. We also offer a variety of local and national mental health and crisis services and resources.

NAMI Wake Volunteers place display of irises to raise awareness

Annie Schmidt, Executive Director

History:  Over the past 30 years, membership to the organization has grown as we continue to advocate for peer-led and lived experience approach to programs and services.

Mission: NAMI Wake County provides support, education, and advocacy to individuals, families, and caregivers, living with mental health challenges, to lead better lives.

NAMI walks will be May 16th at Dorothea Dix Park. NAMI Wake has educational events on the 4th Monday of each month unless notified differently. We’ll have a Meet & Greet at the Garner Chamber of Commerce on January 21 from 5-7.

Current Projects: NAMI Peer-to-Peer, NAMI Family-to-Family, NAMI Basics, NAMI Smarts for Advocacy
Free peer-led support groups: NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups, NAMI Family Support Groups
Free presentations: NAMI In Our Own Voice, NAMI Ending the Silence