Welcome to NAMI IOWA

Special thanks to everyone who came out for the 2015 NAMIWalks Iowa Walk on October 3rd!

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.

Now seeking Volunteers for  Pediatric Bipolar Disorder Research Study
Click HERE for more information about this study.


Research Study on First Episode Psychosis Gaining National Attention

On October 20, 2015, John Kane and colleagues published a long awaited article in the American Journal of Psychiatry about the positive results of the RAISE-ETP research project. Click to read the RAISE Outcomes Press Release.

 The Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) project is a large-scale research initiative that began, in 2008. RAISE is comprised of two studies examining different aspects of coordinated specialty care treatments for people experiencing first episode psychosis. For more information, visit www.nimh.nih.gov/RAISE. For more information about NAVIGATE, visit https://raiseetp.org


PowerPoint Slide ImageClick HERE to view the full NIMH Update.

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.

Statewide Call for Action: A Strategic Plan for a Children’s Mental Health Redesign in Iowa

by The Coalition for a Children’s Mental Health Redesign in Iowa
Read the full report HERE.