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Welcome to NAMI Newton Wellesley

NAMI of Newton Wellesley is an organization of families, friends and individuals whose lives have been affected by mental illness. Together, we advocate for better lives for those individuals who have a mental illness, and we offer support, education and advocacy as we do so.

Welcome to NAMI Newton Wellesley

NAMI of Newton Wellesley is an organization of families, friends and individuals whose lives have been affected by mental illness. Together, we advocate for better lives for those individuals who have a mental illness, and we offer support, education and advocacy as we do so.

A Home is More Important Now Than Ever.

For someone with a mental health condition,
the basic necessity of a stable home
can be hard to come by.

Information on Covid-19

We recognize that people living with mental illness face additional challenges dealing with COVID-19, as do their caregivers and loved ones. Get help here.

You Are Not Alone

1 in 5 live with a mental health condition. So chances are you or someone you know has been affected.

Support & Encourage

If someone you know is struggling with a mental health condition,
read more about how to support them.

Understanding Change

Mental health conditions are common in teens and young adults. Read more about what you can do.

News & Events

NAMI NW Annual Affiliate Meeting

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Our All-Membership Annual Meeting will be on October 27, 2020 at 6:30 pm, followed by a presentation by Lori Mattos, LMHC. She is an ACCS Critical Team Leader, and will talk about Treatment in Mental Illness Including Support with Medications … Read more

NAMI Family to Family course starting in October

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FAMILY TO FAMILY: A FREE Virtual Educational Course for Family Members, Partners and Friends of Individuals affected by Mental Illness Our NAMI Family to Family course provides a broad perspective designed to better understand and support your loved ones, while … Read more

4 Ways To Destigmatize Mental Health At Work

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August 31, 2020 By Alice Boyes Forbes https://www.forbes.com/sites/aliceboyes/2020/08/31/4-ways-to-destigmatize-mental-health-at-work/#1c4b5f8be49d In any month, about 18% of people in the workforce are experiencing a mental health condition. Depression and anxiety are the most common. Many of the most productive, creative people in your company are … Read more

Upcoming NAMI Newton Wellesley Events

Upcoming Events

Tue 01

NAMI NW Board of Directors meeting

December 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Thu 03

Family-to-Family Class (October)

December 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Tue 08

Family Caregivers Support Groups

December 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Thu 10

Family-to-Family Class (October)

December 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST

RSS In the news

  • Police have shot people experiencing a mental health crisis. Who should you call instead? September 18, 2020
    Amid a nationwide movement for racial justice and police reform sparked by the recent killings of several Black men and women, many people have spoken out against police shootings of people experiencing mental health crises. "A person shouldn't lose their life because they’re experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition," said Angela Kimball, national director […]
  • NIH announces public-private partnership to advance schizophrenia biomarker research September 16, 2020
    The NIH this week announced the launch of Accelerating Medicine Partnership Schizophrenia. The NIH and FDA, along with seven industry and nonprofit partners, aim to improve early therapeutic interventions and targeted treatments for schizophrenia with this initiative. Goals of the partnership include conducting research into biological markers to identify people at risk for developing schizophrenia, […]

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NAMI started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of more than 500 local affiliates who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.

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Join NAMI Newton Wellesley and join a movement to inspire better lives for residents of the Greater Boston area who are affected by mental illness. With membership, you'll receive newsletters and updates on mental health news, you'll be able to engage in discussion groups, and you'll have the opportunity to support others who are affected by mental illness financially and emotionally.

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