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.

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.”

You Are Not Alone

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

Support & Encourage

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

Understanding Change

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

Upcoming NAMI CI Events

RSS In the news

  • TIME100 Talks: Mental Health December 3, 2020
    The TIME100 Video series on mental health includes conversations with advocates and thought leaders in the mental health field including Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., CEO of NAMI; Taraji P. Henson and Tracie Jenkins, Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation; and Matthew McConaughey.
  • Live Radio Show Discussing the Vaccine and Impact of the Pandemic on Mental Health November 30, 2020
    Dr. Ken Duckworth, CMO at NAMI talked about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on mental health during the holiday season, fielding questions and comments from listeners.

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For more than 40 years, NAMI has been a beacon of hope, support, education and advocacy for those affected by mental health conditions.
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For more than 40 years, NAMI has been a beacon of hope, support, education and advocacy for those affected by mental health conditions. 
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Care is an action. It’s a feeling. It’s a gift we give to ourselves and to each other. When we care: People feel loved. People feel heard. People recover. When people care, society, and entire systems, can change.
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Care is an action. It’s a feeling. It’s a gift we give to ourselves and to each other.  When we care: People feel loved. People feel heard.  People recover. When people care, society, and entire systems, can change.  
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NAMI Central Iowa

Timeline Photos"I'm Angela, and I'm the Director of Communications at Project Harmony Child Advocacy Center. During the pandemic, I take care of my mental health by limiting news consumption – I know my limits and when I just need to shut it off for a while. I'm maintaining connections via technology and social media. I'm also welcoming joy; as difficult as this year has been, there is also a lot of good that has happened, and I feel blessed. I'm expecting twins, I moved into a new house, I earned my accreditation in Public Relations, and I received a Marketer of the Year Award.

During chaotic times, I like to run and stay physically active. However, it has been difficult to maintain this throughout this pregnancy. Therefore, I focus my energy on the arrival of two little boys into our family and try to stay as busy as I can at work in preparation for maternity leave. Mental health affects how we think, feel, and act. It also determines how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. As a wife, mother, employee, peer, et cetera, it is important that I 'show up' each day and bring my best self.

People can be good advocates to those living with a mental health condition by being a voice for those in need and helping to spread hope and awareness. I think the stigma around mental health conditions exists because of a lack of understanding. Culturally, it hasn’t been something many have been encouraged to talk about or share. We can all reduce mental health stigma by educating ourselves and being mindful of our own attitudes and behaviors."

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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.

From Next Door To Across Central Iowa

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.