Programs Offered Locally

***Contact Karen DuBois, Program and Education Director, for more information at (337) 654-2138 or  See Current Events page.


NAMI Acadiana Support Groups

with respect to the following brain disorders:

Major Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder,  Panic Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, Addictive Disorder, Schizophrenia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, 
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

All  support groups are free of charge and No Registration is Required.

Family Support Group – NAMI Family Support Group is a support group for family members, partners and friends of individuals living with a mental illness.   See more at:

 Held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month from 6 – 7:30 at First Lutheran Church, 301 W. Farrel Rd. in Lafayette, LA. Contact Karen Dubois at (337) 654-2138 for more information.



Connection Recovery Support GroupsA confidential and safe support group for adults living with mental health conditions. NAMI Connection provides a safe, accepting and confidential setting with access to a community of people who relate to your experiences. See more at

 Held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month from 6 – 7:30 at First Lutheran Church, 301 W. Farrel Rd. in Lafayette, LA. Contact Denver Nobles at (337) 849-6765 for more information.


Held on the  2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month from  1:30 – 2:30 at Les Bon Amis, at 525 S. Buchanan, Lafayette, LA. Contact Bob Bienvenu at (337) 781-4255 or Richard Phelps at (337) 529-7109 for more information.


NAMI Acadiana Education Classes

(All Education Programs Are Free – Registration is Required)

For more information and for next class dates, contact: Karen DuBois, Program & Education Director (337) 654-2138 or


Family to Family Class – NAMI Family-to-Family is for families, partners and friends of individuals with mental illness. The course, consisting of 12 weekly classes, is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental illness, increase coping skills and empower participants to become advocates for their family members. This course is held twice a year in January and July. This program was designated as an evidence-based program by SAMHSA.  – See more at:



NAMI Basics Class – NAMI Basics is a class for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents who have either been diagnosed with a mental health condition or who are experiencing symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed. This course consists of  6 weekly classes. For more information contact Roselyne Nobles at (337) 849-6765 – See more at:

**See Current Events for upcoming Basics starting September 25, 2017!


Peer to Peer Class** – NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a recovery education course open to anyone experiencing a mental health challenge. The course is designed to encourage growth, healing and recovery among participants. This course consists of 9 weekly classes. For more information contact Denver Nobles at (337) 849-6765 – See more at:

**See Current Events for upcoming Peer-to-Class starting September 11, 2017!



In Our Own VoiceNAMI In Our Own Voice is a presentation for the general public to promote awareness of mental illness and the possibility of recovery. People with mental health conditions share their powerful personal stories in this free, 60 or 90 minute presentation.  Any group or organization can request this presentation. – See more at:


Are You or Someone You Know in Crisis?

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

(800) 273-TALK or (800) SUICIDE

NAMI Acadiana Help Line

Call Karen DuBois locally at (337) 654-2138

NAMI Information Line

(800) 950-NAMI

For crisis support 24/7, text NAMI to 741741

The Information HelpLine is an information and referral service which can be reached by calling 1 (800) 950-NAMI (6264), Monday –  Friday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., EST. Business callers, including those seeking particular NAMI staff members, should call 1 (703) 524-7600.

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