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Who We Are

A Distinct Identity

Here at NAMI Haywood, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in building better lives for those living with mental illness. We strive to educated, support, and empower both consumers, their friends and family, and the public at large about mental illness and recovery.

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In Our Own Voice

Living With Mental Illness

NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions and ideas about people with mental health conditions. These free, 40-, 60- or 90-minute presentations provide a personal perspective of mental health conditions, as leaders with lived experience talk openly about what it's like to have a mental health condition.

This presentation provides:

  • An opportunity to hear open and honest perspectives on a highly misunderstood topic

  • A chance to ask leaders questions, allowing for a deeper understanding of mental health conditions and dispelling of stereotypes and misconceptions

  • The understanding that people with mental health conditions have lives enriched by hopes, dreams and goals

  • Information on how to learn more about mental health and get involved with the mental health community


Bridges of Hope

Educating Faith Communities

Bridges of Hope is a PowerPoint presentation, about 30 minutes in length, with speaker's notes. The timing depends on the speaker’s pace and amount of dialogue that is encouraged by the facilitator. It can be used in its entirety, or in sections, depending on the audience’s familiarity with the subject matter, and time allotment. The main sections include:

  • Section I - What is mental illness? How does it impact individuals, families, and communities?

  • Section II - What is the role of the faith community in helping people and families touched by serious mental illness?

  • Section III - Who is NAMI and what does it offer to individuals, families and faith communities?

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Need to connect ? Feel free to email us at or or for immediate assistance call 828-779-1923

and remember NAMI national is always there for you :

Call the NAMI Helpline at


Or in a crisis, text "NAMI" to 741741

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Contact NAMI Haywood

Get in touch with NAMI Haywood to learn more about our work and how you can get involved. And don't forget to check us out on Facebook !

P.O. Box 1353 
Waynesville, NC 28786


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