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National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of MD (NAMI of MD) 

There are 2 local NAMI entities affiliated with SOURCE:

  1. NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore
  2. NAMI of MD (Central Office)

NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore

5210 York Road
Baltimore, MD  21212
PHONE: (410) 435-2600
CONTACT:  Jack Bovaird, Interim Executive Director
EMAIL:  jbovaird@namibaltimore.org
WEBSITE:  NAMI Metro Baltimore  

Function of the Organization: 

NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore is a small grassroots organization that provides support, education, and advocacy for persons diagnosed with mental illness and their relatives. In addition to support groups, NAMI offers education courses for family members of individuals diagnosed with a mental illness. 

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Who We Are  

NAMI of MD
(National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of MD - Central Office)

10630 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 475 
Columbia, MD 21044
PHONE: (410) 884-8691
FAX: (410) 884-8695
CONTACT: Penelope Freire
EMAIL:  namiadmin@namimd.org
WEBSITE:  http://md.nami.org       

Function of the Organization:

NAMI Maryland is a grassroots organization dedicated to education, support and advocacy for persons with mental illnesses, their families and the wider community. NAMI's mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with mental illnesses and their families.

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NAMI Mission

NAMI Educational Programs 

Education Courses for Family Members:

Family to Family Education Program - Family to Family is a 12 week course for close relatives of individuals with severe brain disorders (mental illnesses).  Trained family members teach the course.  All course materials are furnished at no cost to you.  The curriculum discusses the clinical treatment of major mental illnesses and teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively.  The commitment is two and one half hours per week for twelve weeks.  It is essential that you attend all 12 classes.

NAMI Basics

NAMI Basics is a new NAMI National signature education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illness.  All course materials are furnished at no cost to you.  The six session course is taught by trained teachers who are also parents/caregivers of individuals who developed the symptoms of mental illness in childhood.  The curriculum discusses current information about the major childhood mental illnesses and provides the fundamentals a caregiver needs to care for themselves, their family, and their child who is living with mental illness.For more information about the Education Courses for Family Members, please call (410) 435-2600.