P.O. Box 18124 Pensacola, FL 32523 namipensacola@gmail.com (850) 208-1609

About Us

Who We Are

NAMI Pensacola is a non-profit organization affiliated with NAMI Florida and NAMI National. The Pensacola affiliate seeks to provide support to families of the chronically mentally ill; to promote the education of its members and the community about mental illness; to advocate for the rights of, and better services for the care of the chronically mentally ill; and to foster research to find the causes and a cure for mental illness.

Our Mission

The mission of NAMI Pensacola is to provide support to the loved ones of the chronically mentally ill and to promote education about mental illnesses, both to our members and to the community as a whole.

What We Do

We educate. NAMI Pensacola offers a free 12-week course, the Family-to-Family Education Program, twice a year for members and the community. It is taught by trained NAMI members who have lived with this experience. At one of the regular monthly meetings, presentations on subjects of interest to the membership and the community may be  included. These may include speakers or films and documentaries on current issues and advances.

We advocate. NAMI serves as an advocate for those who live with a mental illness by bringing their problems to the attention of local, state and federal government and by pressing for supervised residential facilities and good community support systems. NAMI works for the inclusion of families in the care and treatment of the mentally ill. We look for ways to bring families and providers closer together by sharing insights and techniques.

We listen. Our toll-free NAMI HelpLine allows us to respond personally to hundreds of thousands of requests each year, providing free referral, information and support—a much-needed lifeline for many. Call NAMI HelpLine 1-800-950-6264

We lead. Public awareness events and activities, including Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), NAMI Pensacola Walks and other efforts, successfully combat stigma and encourage understanding. NAMI works with reporters to make sure our country understands how important mental health is.

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