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!


Monday Sept. 12, 2016 Support Group Meeting 7pm to 9pm
Thursday Sept. 15, 2016 Support Group Meeting 7pm to 9pm

*NEW* 12 week Family2Family class will be starting!

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

         For more information or to sign up, please contact:

​         Cindy 906-360-7107 Louise 906-235-0231 or Niki 906-458-1547 

​Saturday Sept. 24, 2016 NAMI Walk/Picnic / 11am to 2pm                                  Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming.

         For more information: Louise 235-0231 or Cindy 360-7107 

Monday Sept. 26, 2016 Educational Meeting ​GREG ZYBERT will be speaking            on law enforcement and mental illness.


*NEW* 6 week Homefront class will be starting!

Thursday October 6, 2016 - November 10, 2016, 6pm to 8:30pm

          For more information or to sign up, please contact:

          Judy 906-362-6679 or Lorna 906-906-942-7450

Monday Oct. 10, 2016 Support Group Meeting 7pm to 9pm

Thursday Oct. 13, 2016 Support Group Meeting 7pm to 9pm

Monday Oct. 24, 2016 Educational Meeting (subject to be determined)

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 

For more information, please contact:

        Louise 906-235-0231

        Cindy  906-360-7107


Sources: http://www.bazelon.org/Where-We-Stand/Community-Integration/Psychiatric-Service-Animals-and-Civil-Rights.aspx  http://www.michigan.gov/disabilityresources  Photo: http://dynamicdogschicago.com Video: Video Advice

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2016 NAMI Walk & Picnic

Please join us at Al Quual Recreation Area in Ishpeming

Saturday, September 24, 2016

We will have a short walk at 11:00 am

Potluck Picnic & Social Time at 12:00 pm

While NAMIam is not attending the downstate Walk, we will be supporting the Walk with a local symbolic stroll.

Please support our local team- Solidarity Strollers!


NAMI HELPLINE 1 800-950-NAMI (6264)

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

129 W. Baraga Ave.  Marquette, MI 

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