We are here to support and improve the quality of life for family members and those living with mental illnesses and co-occurring substance abuse.


The families and members of NAMI Jacksonville are here to help! We offer understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness.

Mental illnesses are brain disorders that are biologically based medical problems. Untreated, they can cause severe disturbances in thinking, feeling and relating. This results in substantially diminished capacity for dealing with the ordinary demands of life. Mental illness can affect persons of any age and occur in any family. They are not caused by bad parenting and not evidence of weakness of character.

Our Vision

Our Vision is that persons with severe and persistent mental illness can recover and lead productive and meaningful lives within their community of choice.


The Mission of NAMI Jacksonville is to support and improve the quality of life for family members and those living with mental illnesses and co-occurring substance abuse through compassion, education, and advocacy.

Summer Community Education Meeting Announced!

The NAMI Jax Summer 2018 Community Education meeting will be June 11th at 6PM. The location will be Orange Park Medical Center, Classroom 2, 2001 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Robin O’Hearn, Ph.D.

Dr. O’Hearn has been a practicing psychologist for 18 years, the last eight in the Jacksonville Outpatient Clinic. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina and completed post-doctoral training at Auburn University followed by clinical internship at the Tuskegee VAMC. She is a national consultant for the VA’s CBT-CP training program. In addition to chronic pain, her clinical interests include anxiety and complimentary therapies such as yoga and mindfulness.

Her topic for our meeting will be “Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Chronic Pain”.

Please come and enjoy this very informative presentation!

We are pleased to announce our Fall 2018 Family-to-Family class schedule!

August 28 - November 13, 2018 (Tuesdays)

The class will meet for those 12 Tuesday evenings from 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

The location will be Avondale/Ortega Watson Realty, 4194 San Juan Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32210.

August 19 - November 11, 2018 (Sundays)

The class will meet for those 12 Sunday afternoons from 2:00 - 4:30 PM.

The location will be Orange Park Medical Center, 2001 Kingsley Ave, Orange Park, FL 32073.

Please note that preregistration is required.  For more information on this course, go to our "NAMI Educational Programs" page or contact us at 904-724-7782.


800-273-TALK (8255) 

Help is immediately available. If you (or someone you know) are feeling suicidal, call 1-800-273-TALK or 1-888-628-9454 for Spanish-speaking callers.



If you are in need of assistance or information, please call and leave a message. You are important to us and your call will be returned as soon as possible by one of our capable volunteers.