National Alliance on Mental Illness
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NAMI Atlanta/Auburn is the affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illnesses. It is a non-profit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families and friends of people with severe brain diseases (mental illness). We provides education for families and their loved ones dealing with mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders among others.  

NAMI Atlanta/Auburn was founded in 1994. Membership is three-tiered, on national, state and local levels-with publications from each level and access to NAMI net. Consumers with limited income or financial hardship may join as an open-door member and are asked to donate at a level they feel comfortable. Donations are always welcome to support the local efforts of NAMI Atlanta/Auburn. We invite you to become a member.

  • We provide mutual support to families, friends and persons with brain diseases (mental Illness).
  • We educate ourselves and the general public about brain diseases.
  • We advocate for an improved quality of life for persons and families struggling with mental illness by influencing local, state, and federal policies.
  • We advocate at all levels of government for increased funding, community based best-practice recovery based services, the eradication of stigma, and improved research into the causes, treatments and cures for mental illness.

Helene Mills Facility

515 John Wesley Dodds 

Atlanta, Ga  30312


Family Support Group Facilitators & meeting times are:

Every other Tuesday from 6:00-7:30pm

Keith  @ 404-421-4411

Aima  @ 678-600-1800


Family to Family

TBA & held twice a year (12 week classes)

Delora Ann @ 404-934-2873

Beverly @ 404-766-8850

          Mental illness is everybody’s business!

         Refreshments served.

“I need you - You need me” You don’t have to suffer alone.

 I hope all is well with you and yours. As you know having a love one who has a mental illness can be very stressful. Sometimes you feel hopeless and alone with your struggle. I know - because my brother was stricken with a chronic mental illness in his young adult life. My mom (Josephine Chappell) started this affiliate almost 15 years ago and she will tell you NAMI helped save her life. We thank God for a support group where we can come and share our struggles with people who understands what we are going through. We educate ourselves about the illnesses and strengthen and encourage each other!



Bring your love one who suffers from a mental illness because there is a special Connections meeting designed just for them and facilitated by their peers on the same night and the same time! Call Eric 646-702-5765 for more information!

Mental Illness is everybody’s business!

(light refreshment will be served)



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