What is Faithnet?
NAMI FaithNet is a 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.
What Faithnet is Not
NAMI FaithNet is not a religious network but includes an effort to outreach to all religious organizations.
How to Bring Faithnet to your Faith Community
Rev. Kathy Dale McNair, our FaithNet coordinator, is actively reaching out to faith communities. She equips 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!
FaithNet Mission Statement:
- Create awareness in faith communities about FaithNet resources and NAMI programs.
- 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.