NAMI Lansing is the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization.
News page and Calendar for a complete list of special events, programs, and support groups.
We are dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families who are affected by neurobiological brain disorders through support, education, advocacy, and research. NAMI Lansing provides support and advocacy for affected persons and family members in the Greater Lansing area. The calendar shows many opportunities to meet others. Special events are highlighted on the News page with details on our Blog. NAMI Lansing offers support groups and educational opportunities.
Feel free to contact us for more information or read our brochure.
We welcome new members. Membership information is here.
NAMI Lansing, the Tri-county’s Voice on Mental Illness, is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families who are affected by neurobiological brain disorders through support, education, advocacy, and research.
NAMI Lansing exists to build a community of support. NAMI Lansing reaches out with compassion to persons with mental illness and their families who may at times feel alone, overwhelmed, or hopeless, to connect them to resources, support, and hope. NAMI Lansing recognizes the depth of love required when dealing with mental illness. NAMI Lansing exists to educate people of the need for research, system reform, and improved supports for those with mental illness and their families. Education promotes acceptance and hope for recovery. NAMI Lansing exists to advocate for legal and policy changes that would improve the lives of those with mental illness and their families. NAMI Lansing promotes research about mental illness and the application of research to improve the lives of families and individuals.
NAMI Lansing began in 1974 as the Oasis Fellowship — one of the first groups for family members of persons with mental illnesses. The main impetus was to arrange housing in the Lansing area for patients exiting state hospitals. Although met with objections by residents living in selected areas, the Oasis Fellowship forged on to continue to support and advocate for persons with mental illness. When the National Alliance for Mental Illness was formed, the Oasis Fellowship became the Alliance for Mental Illness of Greater Lansing. In 1999, groups from across the country changed their names to NAMI in an effort to become a nationally recognized organization. Today, NAMI Lansing has grown to provide support and educational information to approximately 150 members.
NAMI Lansing is an affiliate of the Capital Area United Way. Please participate in their campaign.