NAMI FaithNet is an interfaith resource network of NAMI members, friends, clergy and congregations of all faith traditions who wish to encourage faith communities who are welcoming and supportive of persons and families living with mental illness.
NAMI FaithNet strives to encourage welcoming, caring congregations as well as to promote the vital role of spirituality in the recovery journeys of many who live with mental health conditions, those for whom faith is a key component.
Through this website and through efforts nationally and in local communities, NAMI and NAMI Affiliates encourage an exchange of information, tools and other resources which will help educate and inspire faith communities about mental illness and the vital role spirituality plays in recovery for many.
NAMI Faithnet Leaders
We recognize that to reach the goals of NAMI FaithNet most of the work is done at the affiliate level, so we offer resources on our NAMI Leaders page including periodic mini grants, an idea clearing house, presentations, scripts and guides in order to help NAMI Faith Leaders achieve those goals.
NAMI FaithNet Equips
- Educate and equip faith leaders.
- Offer In Our Own Voice presentations with a faith focus.
- Encourage faith communities to get involved with mental health concerns.
- Help them build awareness and provide education. Then equip, collaborate, advocate.
- Build relationships with faith communities.
- Partner with other mental health organizations. Participate in clusters.
FaithNet is a resource on the NAMI.org national website which provides information and education for faith communities and faith leaders. Rev. Kathy Dale McNair, our FaithNet coordinator, is actively reaching out to faith communities. She can equip faith communities with tools as they respond to mental health concerns in their congregation and their community.
If you are interested in finding out more about FaithNet, call Rev. McNair at 847-716-2252 to start the conversation!