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          February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST
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          February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST
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          January 30 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm CST
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Welcome to NAMI Central Iowa

NAMI of Central Iowa is an organization of families, friends and individuals whose lives have been affected by mental illness. Together, we advocate for better lives for those individuals who have a mental illness, and we offer support, education and advocacy as we do so.

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Information on Covid-19

"We recognize that people living with mental illness face additional challenges dealing with COVID-19, as do their caregivers and loved ones.”

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You Are Not Alone

1 in 5 live with a mental health condition. So chances are you or someone you know has been affected.

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Support & Encourage

If someone you know is struggling with a mental health condition, read more about how to support them.

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Understanding Change

Mental health conditions are common in teens and young adults. Read more about what you can do.

Upcoming NAMI CI Events

Upcoming Events

Thu 28
Sat 30

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group (online)

January 30 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm CST
Feb 01

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group (online)

February 1 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm CST
Feb 04

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FREE FOOD PANTRY at 130 S. Sheldon. Another mission of Collegiate United Methodist Church and Wesley Foundation. Free food to anyone 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Donations welcomed preferably on Wednesdays 2-5 pm. (Or just drop your donations off anytime and place them right in the pantry.) This FREE FOOD PANTRY is outside so please donate food that can take the freezing temperatures.
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Thank you to our friends, April Fatka Westlake & Andrew Westlake, for creating this week's COOK WITH US: Home Edition recipe! Try our Gourmet Grilled Cheese with some soup in the comfort of your own home! Take a picture and tag us in your post! 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to our friends, April Fatka Westlake & Andrew Westlake, for creating this weeks COOK WITH US: Home Edition recipe! Try our Gourmet Grilled Cheese with some soup in the comfort of your own home! Take a picture and tag us in your post! 😊Image attachment

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Happy Holidays from the colorful staff at NAMI Central Iowa! Show us our true colors ... share your ugly sweater photo! #uglychristmassweater #namicentaliowa #youarenotalone ... See MoreSee Less

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Helping Those In Need

NAMI started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of more than 500 local affiliates who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.

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Become a Member

Join NAMI Central Iowa and join a movement to inspire better lives for Central Iowans who are affected by mental illness. With membership, you'll receive newsletters and updates on mental health news, you'll be able to engage in discussion groups, and you'll have the opportunity to support others who are affected by mental illness financially and emotionally.

Get Involved

Thank you for your generous tax-deductible donation. You are helping us provide support, education, and advocacy to thousands of people living with mental illness in Iowa.

Get In Touch

The families and members of NAMI Central Iowa are here to help! We offer understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness.