Community Inclusion

NAMI NC announces NEW program proven to help with recovery for those living with mental illness.

“I think that this is a great program for EVERYONE who is ready to fight the stigma.”

Recent Training Participant


Community Inclusion is a means to ensure that everyone feels respected and included¬†in their community, regardless of their abilities, disabilities, or health care needs. Recent studies have shown that many people living with mental illness are in need of support to feel included in the community. NAMI NC’s Community Inclusion (CI) Program focuses on how individuals with mental illness can find natural supports and things to do with others in their community – like yoga, working out at the gym, playing cards, etc.

In December, NAMI NC held two training classes on how to form Community Inclusion (CI) programs within local areas. Six different NAMI NC Affiliates were represented and are now working on CI Projects in their area with their mini grant funds!

Sound interesting? NAMI NC is offering one more free training to provide YOU with the knowledge and tools on how to help with a NAMI community inclusion project in YOUR community.

Training Dates:

February 15-16 in Franklin, NC!

March 21-22 in Raleigh, NC!

Fill out this application and send to to attend the training.

For more information, email Mikayla Leffin at, or call her directly at (919) 788-0801 (ext. 4747).


Thanks to the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion for their resources and support for this program!