NAMI's Family-to-Family Education Program

January 12, 2016 - March 29, 2016

Florida Southwestern State College

Fort Myers, FL


NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. The course is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being. The course includes information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental health conditions. Thousands of families describe the program as life-changing. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness. 

The program will be held on Tuesday evenings between 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 pm beginning January 12, and ending on March 29, 2016.  Class location will be at NOVA University in Fort Myers.  Registration is required and seats are limited to 20.

Click here to register!

KREWE of NAMI 2016

February 5, 2016

NAMI of Lee, Charlotte & Hendry Counties are excited to kick off our second annual event to "unveil the mask of mental illness".  This years event, "Unveiling the Mask" is a Mardi Gras themed Gala to be held in the Fort Myers River District at the Burroughs Home.  It will be on Friday, February 5th from 7 pm - 10 pm.

Stigma is painful.  False beliefs about mental illness can cause some people to hide behind a mask of fear, shame, or embarrassment.  While 1 in 5 Americans live with mental disorder, estimates indicate that nearly two-thirds of all people with a diagnosable mental illness do not seek treatment.  Lack of knowledge, fear of judgement or rejection by family and friends, and discrimination are a few reasons why people with mental illness do not seek help.

People from all walks of life suffer in silence everyday.  They are our parents, siblings, children, friends, co-workers; they may be doctors, waiters, scientists, dancers, soldiers; they are young, old, rich, poor, educated, blue collar.  What they all have in common is that they are loved by someone.

Mental illness does not discriminate.  But sometimes people do.  Join NAMI of Lee, Charlotte & Hendry Counties in helping end the stigma.  It's time to remove the mask and reveal the true face of mental illness.




​​We are pleased to announce our new program to support peers in our community!  NAMI is offering FREE Certified Recovery Peer Specialist services for adults living with a mental illness or dual diagnosis.

WHERE: Goodwill Industries/United Way House

                 4162 Palm Beach Blvd.

                 Fort Myers, FL 33916

                 Every Wednesday (Excluding Holidays)

                 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

                 Walk-in (no appointment necessary)

                Lehigh Community Service/United Way House
                201 Plaza Drive, #3

                Lehigh Acres, FL 33936

                By Appointment ONLY (239) 369-5818


NAMI  is a non-profit, grassroots, self-help, support, and advocacy organization of consumers, family members, and friends of people with mental illnesses.  We provide FREE education and support programs for individuals, family members, providers and general public in Lee, Charlotte & Hendry Counties. 

You can reach our Information & Referral HelpLine:

Lee & Hendry Counties : (239) 337-9024

Charlotte Counties : (941) 787-2763

Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. or

email us at

Click here for a list of our Support Groups.

NAMI of Lee, Charlotte & Hendry Counties dedication to mental health information, education and support, has changed and expanded over the last 25 years to become a strong force in our community.