NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.



Baton Rouge

Nami Baton Rouge:

We are here to offer support.

Our Vision

NAMI envisions a world where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives supported by a community that cares.

Our Mission

NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

Our Values

  • Hope: We believe in the possibility of recovery, wellness and the potential in all of us.
  • Inclusion: We embrace diverse backgrounds, cultures and perspectives.
  • Empowerment: We promote confidence, self-efficacy and service to our mission.
  • Compassion: We practice respect, kindness and empathy.
  • Fairness: We fight for equity and justice.

What Is Mental Illness?

Mental illness is a condition that impacts a person’s thinking, feeling or mood and may affect his or her ability to relate to others and function on a daily basis. Each person will have different experiences, even people with the same diagnosis.

Recovery, including meaningful roles in social life, school, and work, is possible, especially when you start treatment early and play a strong role in your own recovery process.

NAMI Baton Rouge

Mental Health Programs

Family to Family Support Group and Connection Meetings

  • For family members, friends, and caregivers of individuals who have a mental illness, and for all individuals whose lives are affected by a mental illness.
  • Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM at University Presbyterian Church, located at 3240 Dalrymple Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
  • For more information, call Florence Day at (225) 273-6061 and (225) 241-7927 or Daphne Grady at (225) 769-0361. or Susan Moreland at (225) 505-0400
  • Unless specified in advance we will plan to meet promptly at 7pm for your support and participation.
  • Our support sessions take place at University Presbyterian Church, but this religious institution is not affiliated with NAMI Baton Rouge.
  • NAMI Baton Rouge support group meetings are also available by Zoom. For more information please call (225) 273-6061 or (225) 769-0361 or (225) 505-0400