Programs Offered Locally


***Contact Karen Dubois, Program and Education Director, for more information at (337) 654-2138 or


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 held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month from 6-7:30pm at First Lutheran Church 301 W. Farrel Rd. in Lafayette, LA. (Support Programs Are Free – No Registration Required)


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



Connection Recovery Support GroupNAMI Connection is a support group for people living with a mental health condition. Contact Denver Nobles at (337) 849-6765 for more information. – See more at:




NAMI Acadiana Education Classes


(All Education Programs Are Free – Registration is Required)


***For Next Class Dates Contact Karen Dubois at (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:



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:


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. 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

The Information HelpLine is an information and referral service which can be reached by calling 1 (800) 950-NAMI (6264), Monday through 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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