The mission of NAMI–Charlotte is to protect the dignity of, and improve the quality of life for individuals and their families living with the debilitating effects of severe and persistent mental illness through advocacy, education and support.

Our purposes in supporting this mission are:

To promote the quality of care, rights, and interests of mentally ill citizens, particularly of those who cannot speak for themselves, and to advocate such policies at the local, state and national levels to ensure accomplishment of these objectives.

The promotion of job training and low stress employment–voluntary or paid–to help the mentally disabled person become as self–sufficient as possible.

To support and advocate research into the causes, alleviation, and eradication of mental illness.

To develop an enlightened and more sympathetic public understanding of the problems of those afflicted with mental illness and increase awareness of the public responsibilities in dealing with these problems.

To improve communications and cooperation between mental health agencies and the families of mentally ill citizens.

To encourage and aid in the formation of support groups throughout the Charlotte area.

To solicit, receive, and contribute funds for the above-stated objectives.

Our Mission

ABOUT NAMI-Charlotte

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An informed, involved family/significant other is the 
most critical form of support towards recovery
  • Family–to–Family


    Family to Family - ​ This education course was created by an experienced family member who is also a mental health professional. It consists of a series of twelve weekly classes and is designed specifically for family members of adults living with mental illness. This course is now being offered in 49 states, Canada, Italy and Mexico, and has been translated into 5 foreign languages. Over 300,000 people have completed this course. The “Family-To-Family” course is offered as a community service to family members and caregivers of adult persons living with mental illness, therefore, there is no cost involved to take the course. Trained, volunteer family members in teams of two, facilitate the classes. The Family-to-Family course balances education and skill training with self-care, emotional support, and empowerment.

    F2F Class Schedule and Locations

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    Important components of the course

    F2F Class Schedule & locations

    Important components of this course are: Information on mental disorders including: Schizophrenia, Schizo-affective Disorder, Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder (Manic-depressive Disorder), Borderline Personality Disorder, Panic Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Co-Occurring Brain Disorders (mental illness and combined substance abuse)

    Biology of the brain, including new research findings Coping skills; handling crisis and relapse, Listening and communication techniques

    Problem solving and limit setting; rehabilitation, Empathy: understanding the actual experience of people suffering from mental illness

    Self-care; learning how to recognize normal emotional reactions among families; how to deal with chronic worry and stress

    Basic information about medications and their side effects, Information about connecting with appropriate community services and community supports, dvocacy: Getting better services, fighting discrimination

    National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Lake Norman/Iredell is offering the Family-To-Family class.


    Are you struggling to care for someone with a mental illness and feel nobody listens? That you are alone in your burden of caring or overwhelmed?



    When:  Mondays starting February 8 - April 25  -  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


    Where:  Huntersville United Methodist Church - 14005 Stumptown Road, Huntersville, NC  28078


    Participants In these classes will learn how to better understand mental illness, communicate with doctors, learn about resources, set boundaries, practice self care, identify the problem and get a diagnosis, comprehend psychotropic drugs, set reasonable goals, have a vision for recovery, and how to advocate against mental illness stigma.  In these classes you will network with others facing the same issues. There is no charge, but participation requires you have a loved one with a mental illness.



    For more information and to enroll: Call Judy Reiner 440-759-5889 or Vern Dodd at 704-577-6333.



    2016 Family 2 Family Class Schedule ​:


    Please call 704-333-8218 for more information and ask for information.

    Family Educator/Coordinator

    Phone:  704-576-9452

  • Peer-To-Peer Program

    What is NAMI’s Peer-to-Peer Program?

    Peer-to-Peer is a unique, experiential learning program for people with any mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery.

    The course was written by Kathryn Cohan McNulty, a person with a psychiatric disability who is also a former provider and manager in the mental health field and a longtime mutual support group member and facilitator.

    For dates and times call 704-333-8218




    NAMI Basics is a signature education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents with behavioral issues, undiagnosed emotional issues, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD), or other diagnoses such as Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Childhood Schizophrenia and Substance Abuse Disorders. The NAMI Basics course is a FREE six session class that is taught by trained parents or other primary caregivers who have lived similar experiences with their own children who developed the symptoms of mental illness prior to the age of 13 years.

    **Course Elements Include: The trauma of mental illness for the child and family ~ The biology of mental illness: getting an accurate diagnosis ~ The latest research on medical aspects of the illness and advances in treatment ~ An overview of treatment options – treatment works ~ The impact of child’s mental illness on the rest of the family – caregivers and siblings ~ An overview of the symptoms involved in caring for children and teens and the importance of record keeping.

    For dates and times call or email       704–333–8218



    No courses scheduled at this time.



    No courses scheduled at this time.

  • L.   E.   A.   P.

    Does your relative or family member argue about taking his or her medication?

    Does he or she believe they are not ill?

    For dates and times call 704-333-8218


    NAMI Homefront is the newest educational course for family, caregivers and friends of military Service Members and Veterans living with mental illness. It is currently being piloted in six states with an expected expansion to other NAMI State Organizations in
    late 2014.

    What You Should Expect from NAMI Homefront


    ·       Meets for 6 sessions, 2.5 hours each, free of cost.


    ·       Designed for loved ones (over age 18) of Service Members/Veterans living with mental illness.


    ·       Taught by trained family members of Service Members/Veterans living with mental illness.


    ·       Provides critical information and strategies related to caregiving.


    ·       Incorporates presentations, discussion and exercises.


    Adapted from the NAMI Family-to-Family Education program which was designated an Evidence Based Practice in 2013 by SAMHSA. NAMI Family-to-Family classes have been offered in VA (Department of Veterans Affairs) clinics and hospitals throughout the U.S. since the late 1990's.

    For dates and times call 704-333-8218

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SUPPORT GROUPS – Charlotte and Mecklenburg County

Attend a free NAMI Support Group.  You will find an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion.


1) Family (F)

        St. John’s Baptist Church, 300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC 28204

       TIME:    6:00 – 7:30 pm




2) Family and Consumer – (Combined)

        St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 6800 Sardis Road, Charlotte, NC 28270

        TIME:    7:00 – 8:30 pm




3) Family (F) and Consumer (C) -

        Huntersville United Methodist Church, 14005 Stumptown Rd. Huntersville, NC 28078

        TIME:    6:30 – 8:00 pm




4) Family Only -

        CMC Behavior Health, 501 Billingsley Road, Charlotte, NC 28211

        TIME:    7:00 – 8:30 pm  (Auditorium)




5) Family (F) - Persons who have completed NAMI’s Family-to-Family Class

        CMC Behavior Health, 501 Billingsley Road, Charlotte, NC 28211 (Auditorium)

        TIME:    7:00 – 8:30 pm




6)  NAMI Connections  - (Peer Led Support Group) - Consumers only

         InnerVision, 415 E. 4th St., Charlotte, NC 28202  (704-377-5042)

         TIME:    3:00 – 4:30 pm

         DATE:   1st and 3rd WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH


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Discover Our Resources

  • North Carolina And National NAMI Resources

    National Alliance on Mental Illness   Department / Service Phone Notes   Main Phone 703–524–7600 office   Information & Service Center 800–950–6264   TDD 703–516–7227 Telecommunications for the Deaf
     NAMI North Carolina,
       309 W. Millbrook Road Ste. 121 / Raleigh, NC 27609-4394
       Department / Service Phone Notes   Main Phone 919–788–0801 office   Helpline 800–451–9682 (NC only)

  • Children and Adolescents


    The Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundationsm (CABF) is a parent–led, not–for–profit, Web–based membership organization of families raising children diagnosed with, or at risk for, early–onset bipolar disorder.

    Teen Health Connection

    CMC–NorthPark / 251 Eastway Drive / Charlotte, NC 28213

    Providing affordable, accessible physical and mental health services to young men and women, ages 11–21.


    BHC CMC–Randolph / 501 Billingsley Road / Charlotte, NC 28211

    Department / Service Phone Notes


    General Services

    704–444–2400 24-hour clinical call center (serving all facilities)

    800–418–2065 24-hour clinical call center (serving all facilities)

    CriSys, LLC / 5820 E. WT Harris Blvd, Suite 211 / Charlotte, NC 28215



    Triage and Referral Call Center
    24x7 Screening
    Phone: 704-336-6404

    429 Billingsley Road / Charlotte, NC 28211–1098


    Colonial Place Three / 2107 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300 / Arlington, VA 22201

  • Carolina Medical Center

    CMC - Main (Charlotte) Location:

              Mental Health Emergencies: 704-358-2800

              Psychiatric Emergency Room

              Huntersville: 704-801-4000

              Kannapolis: 800-939-5911

    Presbyterian Hospital Behavior Health: 704-384-4255

  • Mobile Crisis Team

    Provides residents of Mecklenburg County who are experiencing a mental health crisis assistance and access to supportive Community Resources.  The team is dispatched to provide emergency psychiatric assessment, immediate intervention for family crises, interventions for parents and children and assistance to the hospital or other appropriate psychiatric care.



    Mobile Crisis Team:  704–566–3410      FAX 704.537.1226


    Charlotte–Mecklenburg Police

    Information 919–788–0801 City / County

    Emergency 911 (emergency only)

  • InnerVission Inc.

    InnerVision Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) human service organization dedicated to serving the needs of mentally challenged adults, and operates as a psychosocial rehabilitation (PSR) clubhouse. For more information, please contact InnerVision through the information given below.


       Mailing Address: P.O. Box 31083Charlotte, NC 282311

       Street Address: 415 E. 4th St.  Charlotte, NC 282311
       Phone: 704–377–5042
       Fax: 704–377–5043


St. John's Baptist Church

300 Hawthorne Lane

Charlotte, NC 28204







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