Do not hesitate to call our Help Line at 337-654-2138 to confirm dates and times of programs


Programs Offered Locally

Contact Karen DuBois, Program and Education Director, for more information at (337) 654-2138 or  See also 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 for family members, partners and friends of individuals living with a mental illness.   See more at:

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


Connection Recovery Support Groups

A 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

There are two locations and times for Connection in Lafayette

1. Held on the 3rd Sunday of every month from 6 – 7:30 PM at First Lutheran Church, 301 W. Farrel Rd. in Lafayette, LA. Contact Steve DuBois (337) 806 – 4210 for more information.


2. Held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month from 3:00 – 4:00 PM at the Lafayette Main Public Library located at 301 W. Congress St. Contact Steve DuBois at (337) 806-4210 or Bob Bienvenu at (337) 781-4255 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 free course, consisting of 8 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 an education program available free of charge for parents and other family caregivers who provide care for youth (age 22 or younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms. This course is now offered online OnDemand and available 24/7. We do not currently teach this class through NAMI Acadiana. Learn more at


NAMI Peer to Peer Class

We are happy to offer The NAMI Peer to Peer Class currently held once a year in April. More classes will be added as need arises. It consists of eight weekly sessions. It is for individuals living with a mental illness who are interested in learning more about mental illness and maintaining wellness in recovery.  Contact Karen DuBois at 337-654-2138 to register or more information.





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 by calling 337-654-2138 or 337-504-4752.  See more at:






Are You or Someone You Know in Crisis?


Suicide Prevention & Crisis Lifeline

988 Call or Text

Previously (800) 273-TALK or (800) SUICIDE
*** See Are You In A Crisis page for More


NAMI Acadiana Help Line

Call Karen DuBois at (337) 654-2138


NAMI Information Line

(800) 950-NAMI

Monday –  Friday  9 AM – 9 PM CST