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The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a nationwide organization that provides support, education, and advocacy for individuals and families affected by mental health conditions. NAMI Knoxville is a local affiliate of NAMI, serving the Knoxville, Tennessee area. NAMI Knoxville aims to improve the lives of those affected by mental illness through various programs and services.


Here are some key aspects of NAMI Knoxville's work:


 Support Groups: NAMI Knoxville offers support groups for individuals living with mental health conditions as well as for family members and caregivers. These groups provide a safe and confidential space for sharing experiences, gaining support, and learning coping strategies.


Education and Awareness: NAMI Knoxville conducts educational programs to raise awareness and promote understanding of mental health. These programs include presentations, workshops, and courses designed to equip individuals with information about mental illnesses, treatment options, and available resources.


Advocacy: NAMI Knoxville advocates for the rights and needs of individuals living with mental health conditions. The organization works to eliminate stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and advocates for improved access to mental health services in the community.


   Community Events: NAMI Knoxville organizes various community events to promote mental health and well-being. These events may include awareness walks, fundraising activities, and social gatherings that facilitate connection and support among individuals and families.


 Helpline and Resources: NAMI Knoxville provides a helpline and resource referrals to assist individuals in accessing appropriate mental health services. They can offer guidance on navigating the mental health system and connect individuals with local support and treatment options.


By engaging in these activities, NAMI Knoxville aims to provide a network of support for individuals living with mental health conditions, their families, and the community as a whole. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for those affected by mental illness and to promote mental health as a vital component of overall wellness.


Support Groups

For individuals


BRIDGES stands for Building Recovery of Individual Dreams & Goals through Education & Support. It's FREE to individuals with a mental health challenge and/or co-occurring disorder. 

To register or learn more, contact us at

For caregivers and loved ones

Our caregiver support group is meeting January 11, 2024, via zoom.

Check back for link to meeting Jan 1, 2024. 

Other dates and times are being offered online by our sister affiliates in East Tennessee and statewide. Click here for a listing.

Encourage others to share in our mission by sharing NAMI KNOXVILLE to your social media networks.

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