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.

We are pleased to announce an upcoming Peer-to-Peer class!

NAMI Jax is hosting a Peer-to-Peer recovery-focused class for adults who wish to establish and maintain wellness in response to mental health challenges. The course provides critical information and strategies related to living with a mental illness and is taught by a trained team of individuals who have personally experienced living well with mental illness. The class is free of charge. All we ask is that you make a dedicated attempt to attend all 10 classes as each class is important and connects with the rest.

We will meet September 24th thru October 18th on Monday and Thursday nights from 6pm-8pm. The location for the class is Memorial Hospital in the education classrooms. The classroom will vary and be listed on the monitors.

For more information on this course, go to our "NAMI Educational Programs" page.

To register please contact Phil Pitts at pittscrew@ymail.com or contact us at 904-724-7782.

The limit is 18 people per class, so sign up early!

Free Community Education Event -
“Electronic Filing through the Florida Courts eFiling Portal”

Topic - Learn how to use the electronic filing system to your advantage and avoid having to go to the courthouse

When - Monday, October 8th 2018 from 6 to 7 pm

Where - Lutheran Social Services/Mental Health America of Northeast Florida Training Room
4614 Philips Highway
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Our guest speaker -

Beth Dickson has a technical background with over 28 years of professional experience. She began working with Criminal Justice Information Systems 23 years ago when she was appointed to head the Information Systems Management Unit of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Since retiring from that position, Beth has consulted on various private-sector projects including business process automation and information technology department staffing and restructuring. After working as a consultant for the Duval County Clerk of Court for several years, she is now working full-time with them on supporting various local and Statewide information systems including the electronic filing portal used across Florida. She has a BA in Business Administration with a major in Computer Information Sciences from the University of Florida and is pursuing a master’s degree in Public Policy at Jacksonville University.

Please join us for this informative presentation!


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.