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.


The NAMI Jax Fall 2017 Education meeting will be November 13th at 6PM.  The location will be the Winston Family YMCA (221 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32202).  Our guest speaker will be Mr. Jeff Engelskirch, M. Ed., LMHC, Manager of the Mental Health Department at the pre-trial detention facility in the Duval County Jail for more than 15 years. During his long, career Jeff has held various positions within the mental health community including serving as clinical director at the Saint John's Juvenile Facility. His topic for our meeting will be “Mental Health Treatment in the Correctional Environment”.  Please come and enjoy this very informative presentation.

The NAMI Annual General Membership Meeting will be December 11th, 6PM at Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville. During this meeting we will be reviewing this year's accomplishments and describe our ambitious plans for next year. Additionally,  we will elect new Board of Director members for the coming year. Your attendance is important because we need a membership quorum to conduct business in accordance with our by-laws.

The exact address is -
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital
Aetna Building
800 Prudential Dr,
Jacksonville, FL 32207
* 8th floor of the Adult Tower
* Function Room C
Please plan on attending - we need you!

New NAMI Connection Support Group!

Beginning the first Monday of November (11/6) we are starting a new, additional NAMI Connection support group. It will meet on the first and third Monday of each month from 7-8:30pm in the Healthy Living Center at the Winston Family YMCA (221 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32202). For more questions and further information please contact Chandler Coggins (chandler.coggins@gmail.com // 904-314-9466).

For more information about our support groups, please visit the tab "NAMI Support Groups"

Winter 2018 Family to Family class is coming!

NAMI Jax will host one of our signature Family to Family classes starting in January.  This course will be each Tuesday from January 9th to March 27th, from 6 to 8:30pm at Memorial Hospital. 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.