Mental Health on College Campuses

At the NAMI National Convention in June 2017  this report – in the works by the National Council on Disability – was announced.  You will likely have read press reports about it during the late summer.  Use the link above to find the full report of recommendations for Congress, federal agencies, and colleges to improve college mental health services and post-educational outcomes for students with mental health disabilities.

Will you be motivated to reach out to your alma mater, your child’s college/university or a college or university local to you about how they will address these recommendations?

Fall Family to Family Classes Start Soon!

Family to Family (F2F) is one of NAMI’s most popular signature programs. In this class, family and friends learn how to help their loved ones who struggle with mental health challenges. This 12 session program is offered at no cost to the participants.

Classes are taught by other family members who are trained Family to Family teachers. Our teachers have real world experience with the issues you face on a daily basis. Past participants have increased their coping skills and problem solving abilities.

This fall NAMI of Central Middlesex will be offering Family to Family classes in 4 locations:

  • Winchester: Starting Wednesday, August 30, 7-9:30PM. Contact Ellen at 617-399-4302 or
  • Wakefield: Starting Wednesday, September 13, 7-9:30PM. Contact Judy at 978-273-0811 or
  • Bedford: Starting Thursday, September 14, 7-9:30PM. Contact Janet at 781-761-5287 or
  • Concord: Starting Tuesday, September 19, 6:30-9PM. Contact Clare at 978-962-8994 or

See our flyer for additional class details. More information about Family to Family is can be found on our Education page. You may also contact our teachers to talk about whether Family to Family can help you.

NAMI Walk – Thank you!

As always, a wonderful NAMI Walk this year. Many thanks to our donors and walkers! The energy and good spirits of our teams are truly inspirational.

If you haven’t donated yet, or perhaps would like to donate again, we are accepting donations to the 2017 NAMI Walk until June 30. Visit our NAMI Walk page for links to donate to one of our teams or to one of our walkers.

Thank you for your support!