What is NAMI?

  NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation's voice on mental illness, a nationwide organization with affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country.

 The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette offers confidential support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness. We are glad you are here!


Tuesday, May 3 - WK-12 Family2Family, 6-8:30PM

​Monday, May 9 - Support Group, 7-9PM

Thursday, May 19 - Support Group, 7-9PM

Thursday, May 19 - Saturday, May 21, NAMI Michigan                                State Conference (Please call us for                              further information) Conference

Monday, May 23 - Educational Meeting- Lynn Johnson                                from Pathways will be speaking about                            their jail diversion efforts. Candidates                            running for Marquette County Sheriff                            have been invited to join the                                        conversation.      


Monday, June 13 - Support Group, 7-9PM   


Monday, July 11 - Support Group, 7-9PM

Thursday, July 21 - Support Group, 7-9PM


Monday, August 8 - Support Group, 7-9PM

Thursday, August 18 - Support Group, 7-9PM


*NEW* 12 week Family2Family class will be starting!

Tuesdays, September 20 - December 6, 2016​, 6-8:30PM  

​​​​​​​​​*Unless otherwise stated, ALL meetings and classes held at:   The Commons Conference Center    

129 W. Baraga Ave.  Marquette, MI 

Welcome to NAMI  Alger-Marquette

Marquette, Michigan 
May 2, 2016 


NAMI members complete “Homefront” training, a program for families and friends  
of military service members and veterans 

Judith Krause and Lorna Hanks, members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness/Alger-Marquette affiliate, have completed the NAMI “Homefront” training in Lansing, MI and will be offering a program in Marquette later this year. 

NAMI “Homefront” is a FREE, six-week education program for families, friends and significant others of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions. It focuses on the unique needs of military and veteran communities, such as post-deployment and post-discharge. Each weekly session lasts 2 ½ hours. The class will provide instructional material, discussions and interactive exercises. 

The course is designed to help family members understand and support their loved one while maintaining their own well-being. The trained teachers of this course are also family members who have experience with military culture and know what it’s like to have a loved one with symptoms of a mental health condition. 

NAMI “Homefront” is an adaptation of the evidence-based NAMI “Family-to-Family” Program, which has been taught in VA facilities since the late 1990s. 

The goals of NAMI “Homefront” are to: 

  • provide the fundamental information necessary for the family to understand what the service member or veteran is experiencing including topics related to trauma, combat stress, substance use disorders, PTSD and other mental health conditions. 

  • help participants cope with the impact that mental health conditions have on the individual and the family. 

  • provide tools for the family to use even after completing the program that will assist them in responding as effectively as possible to challenging situations and crises. 

  • help the family learn to take care of their own needs in addition to those of their service member or veteran. 

The “Homefront” course will be offered Fall, 2016. For further information please contact Judith Krause at 906-362-6679. 

For more information about NAMI “Homefront” please visit: www.nami.org/homefront 

NAMI HELPLINE 1 800-950-NAMI (6264)

 Your Mind Matters Events 2016

at The Peter White Public Library

​​May 2-May 31 Lines that Heal: Art in Recovery from Mental Illness: Visual art exhibit created by mental health consumers. Huron Mountain Club Gallery. Open for viewing during regular library hours.
May 4 Coping with Mental Illness: Patients and parents of adult children with a mental illness tell their stories. Q&A after the presentation. Shiras Room at 7 p.m.
May 5 Public Reception: Lines that Heal: Meet and greet the artists behind the exhibition. Huron Mountain Club Gallery at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
May 9 Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training: Marquette County Health Department holds a one hour training session for ages 12 and up on how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, offer hope and know how to get help. Shiras Room at 7 p.m.
May 10 Lunch & Learn: Topic TBA: Community Room at 12 p.m.
May 11 Lunch & Learn: What is NAMI?: Overview of support services provided by the Marquette Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Presenters: Cindy Bertucci, president and Susan Maynard, vice president. Community Room at 12 p.m.
May 16 Lunch & Learn:  Lunch & Learn: Borderline Personality Disorder. Presenters: Lottie Kohtala & Mary Carter. Pathways Community Mental Health. Community Room @ 12:00pm. 226-4318 
May 18 Lunch & Learn: Using Suboxone in Treating Opiate Addiction Presenter: Mindy Flannigan, MSW. MGHS Behavioral Health. Community Room @ 12:00pm. 226-4318  ​
May 18 Film: Love & Mercy 2014;bio/drama/music; PG-13, 121 min. John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks. Story of Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson’s struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. Community Room @ 7:00pm.  

May 19 Lunch & Learn: Community Inclusion Through Pathway Services: Creative ways Pathways assists people to accomplish their goals through community interactions. Presenters: Lisa Valiquette, Community Services / Vocational Supervisor and Brenda Crow, Life Skills Technician. Pathways Community Mental Health. Community Room. @ 12:00pm. ​
May 23 Meditation Walk: Come experience the mind-body practice of walking meditation. This presentation will include a brief instruction in seated breath awareness meditation and principles of mindfulness. Presenter: Melissa Middleton, Awakenings, LLC-offering mind-body therapies & instruction since 2007. Shiras Room @ 7:00pm. 226-4318  

*There is no admission charge

** For more information visit www.pwpl.info

    or call 226-4318

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