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NAMI Central Iowa Staff

About NAMI Central Iowa

About Mental Illness

A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person\'s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning.

What is Recovery?

Recovery from serious mental illness is not only possible, but for many people living with mental illness today, probable. The notion of recovery involves a variety of perspectives.

We're Here to Listen

In Crisis?

Call the CICS 24-hour
Crisis Line/Mobile Response

Call 844-258-8858
or text 800-332-4224

You can chat one-to-one online at:

Online & texting chats are available from 9am-3pm M-F. All contacts are confidential.

Call the NAMI Helpline at


Or in a crisis, text "NAMI" to 741741

Our Wonderful Staff!
Hover over a person to find out more!

Angela Tharp

Angela Tharp

Executive Director
Vicki Oler

Vicki Oler

Office Assistant

Royce Ann Stockton

Peer Support Specialist / Peer Associate
Terianne Marsh

Terianne Marsh

Peer Support Assistant
Supriti Ghosh

Supriti Ghosh


From Next Door To Across Your Region

Become a Member

Join NAMI Your Affiliate and join a movement to inspire better lives for residents of Your Region 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

If you\'re not ready to become a member but still would like to support NAMI Your Affiliate, we welcome and appreciate donations of any value. You'll be supporting others who are affected by mental illness financially and emotionally.

Get In Touch

The families and members of NAMI Your Affiliate are here to help! We offer understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness. There\'s a community here for you, and we\'re here to help you however you need it. You will be so very glad that you did!