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.

The 2nd Annual NAMI IOWA Research Dinner is Right Around the Corner!


Join us on April 25th at the Iowa State Historical Building for a night of cocktails, dinner, presentations, delicious cupcakes donated by Scratch Cupcakery, and a silent auction!

5:00 p.m. Cocktails
5:30 p.m. Dinner
6:15 p.m. Presentations
8:00 p.m. Conclusion

The silent auction will take place during cocktails and dinner and will include an AMAZING package for the 2016 Murray Bros. Caddyshack Charity Golf Tournament (Valued at $5,000)! This package includes:
1 – Foursome entered into the spring 2016 Tournament (Official date TBD)
1 – Celebrity team captain that will play with your foursome (Past celebrities include Jimmy Fallon, Emmy Lou Harris, Paul Teutle, Darius Rucker, Melissa Joan Hart, and others)
2 – Hotel rooms for two nights
8 – Passes to the VIP Party, Pairings Party, & Awards Party/Concert

NAMI IOWA, in conjunction with the University Of Iowa Department Of Psychiatry, is delighted to welcome the following speakers for the evening:

James “Jimmy” Potash, M.D., M.P.H., Professor and Chair
“Research Means Hope”

Donald W. Black, M.D., Professor
“Riding the Emotional Roller Coaster: Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder”

John Wemmie, M.D., Ph.D., Professor
“New Insight into Bipolar Disorder from a New Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Strategy”

Andrew Pieper, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor
“Discovery and Development of a Neuroprotective Drug”

 To Join us for this event, please fill out this RSVP Form!

Along with NAMI IOWA, this event is sponsored by:



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.