We educate. We are a local part of thousands of communities across the United States through NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates. Our locally-centered education programs ensure hundreds of families, individuals and educators get the support and information they need in our greater Shreveport/Bossier City area.
We advocate. NAMI Northwest Louisiana shapes Louisiana public policy for people with mental illness and their families and provides volunteer leaders with the tools, resources and skills necessary to protect and advocate for mental health resources in our community.
We listen. The toll-free NAMI HelpLine allows us to respond personally to hundreds of thousands of requests each year, providing free referral, information and support—a much-needed lifeline for many.
We lead. Public awareness events and activities, including Mental Illness Awareness Week and NAMIWalks, successfully fight stigma and encourage understanding. NAMI Northwest Louisiana works with lawmakers and community advocates regularly to make sure our Shreveport area community understands how important mental health is.
NAMI Northwest Louisiana relies on gifts and contributions to support our important work. Please contact us if you feel compelled to volunteer or provide fiscal support.