Welcome to NAMI IOWA

Someone you love has a mental illness. Everyone has NAMI.

From support groups and education to outreach and advocacy, NAMI IOWA works to provide the tools needed by friends, families and persons with mental illness of all ages.


For more information about the support groups available throughout the state visit our Affiliates and Support Groups page.


With classes available throughout the state and connections to resources that give you the tools you need, NAMI IOWA provides it’s members and their families with the education and tools that makes an impact in people’s lives.
* Family members – check out Family-to-Family Education
* Parents of School Age Children – check out Basics Education
* Persons with Mental Illness – check out Peer-to-Peer Education


Please take a moment to consider a donation to NAMI IOWA. Your gift would help us continue our work serving those with mental illness and their families. Click here to give today.


The Countdown to Election Day: It’s Time to Vote!

On Tuesday, November 4th Iowans will go to the polls to cast their vote for people who will represent them in Washington, D.C., Des Moines, and their county seats. While every election is important, this is a significant year in Iowa.
This will be the first time in 40 years Iowa has had an open US Senate race. Iowans will have at least two new faces representing them in the US House with openraces in two Congressional districts. Two candidates are hoping to be the first female member of Iowa’s Congressional delegation. Republicans control the Iowa House by only three votes, and Democrats control the Iowa Senate by only one vote.
Races are getting closer every year – with many in Iowa being decided by only a few votes. There is a lot on the line in this election with both of the major parties trying to maintain control in both the US Congress and the Iowa Legislature. Polling in many races shows the candidates are running very close, with no one holding a decisive lead. Really, anything can happen this year. Those elected in November will make many decisions that impact your life, on things like health care, community supports, Medicaid, education, immigration, war, and our economy.
With so much riding on this election, it is important to take some time to get to know the candidates and their stands on the issues before you vote. On November 4, you will choose the people you trust to make the right decisions on the issues faced by our state, nation, and local governments.
Make your voice heard this November 4th because every vote counts – and there is a lot at stake this year.
Read more by clicking on category Legislative News to the right.
Our thanks to the Iowa Disability Developmental Council for this article.



Outreach Partnership Program Video


NAMI IOWA is pleased to be a part of the Outreach Partnership Program of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) which works to increase the public’s access to science-based information through partnerships with national and state nonprofit organizations.