2014 Dinner Invitation WEB VERSION

30th Anniversary Membership Dinner

We’re celebrating 30 years of breaking down Mental Illness barriers in Southwest Louisiana! The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Southwest Louisiana will be holding its Annual Membership dinner in conjunction with National Mental Illness Awareness Week. At this event…

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Peer-to-Peer September 8, 2014

Peer-to-Peer is a unique learning program for people with any mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery. The free of charge 10-week class (Monday evenings) will begin September 8, 2014 from 5:30PM – 7:30PM,…


Lake Area Mental & Behavioral Health Conference 2014

For more information or to register online visit http://www.lambhc.com    

NAMI Notes


Don’t Fight Mental Illness Alone

  DON’T FIGHT MENTAL ILLNESS ALONE This is one young man’s story of coping with the thought of fighting mental illness alone. It appeared in The NAMI Advocate, Winter 2014, page 25. “I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder in 1999….


“Just Get Over” the Mental Illness?

  “Just Get Over” the Mental Illness?   This story was printed in the NAMI ADVOCATE, Winter 2014, page 23.   For years, I was told by friends and family that I was overly dramatic and overreacting to situations around…


Mental Illness and Terror

  Mental Illness and Terror The people who live with schizophrenia and other illnesses with psychosis are our heroes. What they have to deal with is terrifying and beyond imagination. The following is “David’s Story,” an excerpt from Private Terror/Public…


Lake Charles Family Support Group

The Family Support Group is a support group for families and friends of those living with mental illness. Come join us and meet other family members who have experienced the effects of mental illness. What: Family Support Group Where: NAMI…

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Jennings Family Support Group

The Family/Caregiver Support Group is a support group for families or any person caring for someone with mental illness. Mental illnesses may include but are not limited to: Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Schizophrenia. What: Family/Caregiver Support Group When: Every 3rd…

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