Welcome to NAMI IOWA

Someone you love has a mental illness. Everyone has NAMI.

From support groups and education to outreach and advocacy, NAMI IOWA works to provide the tools needed by friends, families and persons with mental illness of all ages.

For more information about the support groups available throughout the state visit our Affiliates and Support Groups page.

With classes available throughout the state and connections to resources that give you the tools you need, NAMI IOWA provides it’s members and their families with the education and tools that makes an impact in people’s lives.
* Family members – check out Family-to-Family Education
* Parents of School Age Children – check out Basics Education
* Persons with Mental Illness – check out Peer-to-Peer Education

Please take a moment to consider a donation to NAMI IOWA. Your gift would help us continue our work serving those with mental illness and their families. Click here to give today.

Welcome Peggy Huppert, New Executive Director of NAMI IOWA!

The National Alliance on Mental Illness – Iowa, Inc. (also known as NAMI IOWA) is pleased to announce today the appointment of Peggy Huppert as the new Executive Director. Peggy will start later this month and begin a transitional time until the retirement date for the current Executive Director, Nancy Hale, on April 30, 2016.

Peggy comes to NAMI IOWA with 34 years of experience with nonprofit organizations, primarily within the Des Moines community. Most recently she was the Iowa State Director for No Labels. Prior to that Peggy held leadership and management positions with the American Cancer Society. She has considerable volunteer experience within the arts and social justice arenas. Peggy has a B.A. in News Editorial Journalism.

Outreach Partnership Program Video


NAMI IOWA is pleased to be a part of the Outreach Partnership Program of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) which works to increase the public’s access to science-based information through partnerships with national and state nonprofit organizations.