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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)

National Alliance on Mental Illness-Metropolitan Baltimore Affiliate  (NAMI-Metro Baltimore)

6600 York Road, Suite 204
Baltimore, MD  21212
PHONE: (410) 435-2600
CONTACT: Jaime Ebersole Clark, Director of Outreach & Special Projects
WEBSITE:  NAMI Metro Baltimore

Function of the Organization: 

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building betters lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need. NAMI-Metropolitan Baltimore is the local affiliate responsible for Baltimore City and Baltimore County.  We recruit volunteers from the local community, many of whom are individuals living with mental illness, their family members, and health service providers.

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Who We Are  

(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

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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.