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Support Groups:  NAMI Northern Nevada has been notified by Renown Hospital that community events at the campuses from March 11 through April 30 are cancelled.  That means there will be NO SUPPORT GROUPS on Monday evenings at Renown Regional Hospital until further notice.  Please check back at this Web site for updates on support groups. 

  • Mark Burchell awarded 2017 Board Member of the Year by Board President Susan Cesarini
  • Lexie Rilea, our latest ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) Graduate.
  • Community Yogi leads our group at the Educational Dinner Meeting through Chair Yoga.
  • Speakers from Washoe Regional Transportation Authority with NAMI members
  • Treasurer Joseph Allen and NAMI Volunteer Kirsten Hanson at the 2016 Walk and Talk
  • Volunteers from Paws4Passengers at the NAMI Northern Nevada Walk and Talk 2016
  • Adam Hopkins, NAMI Nevada Training Chair and Jerry O'Brien, past President.
  • Pauline, Sandy and Gale at Macy's Shop for a Cause Day
  • Trish, Irene and Maggie (the furry one)
  • Jerry O'Brien, past President and NAMI Volunteer Kirsten Hanson


What is the Warmline?

The Warmline is a stigma-free, non-crisis, phone service you can call or text at 775-241-4212 to speak one-on-one with a NAMI WNV CARES operator. The Warmline is staffed by trained peers in recovery, who provide support to peers by telephone.

What Is Peer Support ?

Peers are people impacted by traumatic events around living with a mental illness. Peer support offers, respect, understanding, hope, encouragement, and acceptance through mutual experiences lived with mental illness. One peer’s struggle and strength is another peer’s inspiration that recovery is possible when we don’t feel confident. This awareness breaks the mental isolation of “negative thinking” associated with living with an illness. You are not alone in your adversity, people who are also living through this can help.

Peer Support:

  •  Shows that people do recover
  •  Walks with people on their paths of recovery
  •  Provides social support to heal from the trauma of stigma through acceptance
  •  Compliments mental health services by offering additional support

 What Does the Warmline Provide?  

The Warmline provides confidential support when we want to talk to someone. The Warmline gives you a peer’s perspective on how to find support in the community by phone, text, or video. Knowing someone cares can motivate us to carry on in recovery when
there is anxiety.

 Who Can Refer?

  • People Living with mental illness
  • Friends
  • Family members
  • First Responders
  • Law Enforcement 
  • Mental Health Workers
  • Pastors
  • Hospitals


In The News: Nami Northern Nevada

November 22, 2016

We’ve sent 20,000 messages to Congress to urge them to reform mental health care.

We need to send 20,000 more.

Congress needs to see perfectly clearly how important mental health care is to our country. Congress doesn’t need glasses to see 20/20—it needs your advocacy.

Contact Chairman Fred Upton and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, two House Committee leaders who will help decide the future of health care reform, and urge them to move comprehensive mental health reform (HR 2646) forward.

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