NAMI NoVA provides no-cost peer support to individuals and families as they navigate a new crisis, diagnosis, or ongoing mental health issue. It offers 16+ groups throughout Northern Virginia to individuals or their loved ones peer-led, confidential spaces for participants to seek support and information. Two signature education courses, Peer-to-Peer and Family-to-Family, share information about mental health conditions, treatment options, and coping skills both led by trained volunteers with lived experience. Community education efforts highlight the warning signs of mental health conditions, address the stigma, and encourage attendees to reach out for help when needed. Advocacy is also key to raise awareness, engage youth, and build local and state-level support. NAMI NoVA encourages families, individuals, and youth to lend their voices to ending the stigma of mental health and improving their lives and the lives of others affected by mental illnesses.

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  • In 2022, NAMI Northern Virginia provided nearly 10,000 touch points of service to people in the Northern Virginia area. They are individuals living with mental health conditions, their family members and friends, and mental health professionals.:   Nearly 10,000
  • Calls to our HelpLine, a warm line offering empathy and support, information about mental health issues and recovery including NAMI support groups and education programs, and referrals to community resources including health, housing, case management, dis:   Over 1000

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Budget (FY2023)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • The current budget for NAMI Northern Virginia is: Less than $500k

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