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NAMI Peer-to-Peer Education Class, a 8-session course for adults living with mental health challenges. NAMI Peer-to-Peer provides an educational setting focused on recovery that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope. Please email Shambry Ratliff at to register! (Mid -April)

Family to Family Education Class, a 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health condition. This class is Virtual (Zoom) from 7-9:30 pm starting Tuesday, March 9th through April 27th.  Please email Michele Keumeni at to register!

NAMI Basics is a free, 6-session program available on Demand that is designed for parents/caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties prior to age 18.  NAMI Basics helps parents and caregivers understand the illnesses that are causing the behavioral difficulties, and the critical role families play in the treatment of those illnesses. REGISTER for Basics on Demand

Thank you for your support of our

 “Comfort During Covid”

Raffle fundraiser  

With your help, we raised over $10,000

 for our education and support programs!


          Congratulations to our Winners:

“Comfort in Knowing You are Not Alone” Daniel C.

“Comfort in Curbside” Cheryl C.

“Comfort in Binge-watching” Mildred R.

“Comfort at Home” Marianne E.

“Comfort in Style” Marion M.

“Comfort Outdoors” Robert M.

“Comfort in Date Night” Andrea S.

“Comfort in Kate (Spade)” Alana J.

“Comfort in Yoga and Pilates” Benjamin S.

“Comfort Food” Jordan G.

“Comfort in Relaxation” (also) Jordan G.

“Comfort in Coach” Elissa H.

“Comfort Overnight” Leslie W.

“Comfort in Supporting Local Restaurants” Clara S.

GRAND PRIZE:  $500 Cash — Carla V.


If you are having a mental health emergency: 

  •  Call 911 

  •  Call the Grassroots Mobile Crisis Team at 410-531-6677

  •  Call 800-950-6264, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Text the Crisis Text Line, a 24/7, confidential   text message service (Text “NAMI” to 741741) 

  •  Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.


Due to the Governor’s COVID-19 Emergency declaration.  NAMI Howard County will suspend our in-person programs beginning  until further notice.  The NAMI Howard County office is closed to the public with staff mostly working remotely.

If you need to reach us, you can call the office at: 410-772-9300 and leave a message or email the general email address at:  info.namihc@gmail.comPlease understand that under the circumstances, we may not be able to address your concerns as timely as we’d like.

Thank you for your patience and please stay safe out there.


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In The News: NAMI Howard County, MD

June 3, 2020

From 5/29/2020

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., regarding recent racist incidents across the country and their impact on mental health:

“The effect of racism and racial trauma on mental health is real and cannot be ignored. The disparity in access to mental health care in communities of color cannot be ignored. The inequality and lack of cultural competency in mental health treatment cannot be ignored.

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