We are NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania

NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children, adolescents, adults, and families affected by mental illness through recovery-focused support, education, and advocacy.

Located in Pittsburgh, NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania is the state organization in Pennsylvania for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization.

NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania is recognized by the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations as a Standards for Excellence accredited organization and is the official Outreach Partner in the state of Pennsylvania for the National Institute of Mental Health, the nation’s leading mental health research agency.

SUPPORT. EDUCATION. ADVOCACY.

Mental health concerns are common. One in five people will experience mental illness this year. But in that same time period, more than half of adults and children with mental health conditions won’t receive treatment. NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania has support and resources that are essential to treatment and recovery. We run free support groups that help individuals and families affected by mental illness connect with other people who are experiencing similar feelings and situations. Meetings offer insight, encouragement, and comfort, which are important to recovery. NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania also operates a daily HelpLine that provides callers with information and resources on mental illness.  LEARN MORE

NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania has programs, resources, and events that educate individuals and families about mental health to help them overcome stigma, find treatment, and manage their experience in the most productive way possible. NAMI’s free educational programs help individuals and families better understand mental illness by talking about coping strategies, discussing communication techniques, and learning ways to handle crises and relapse. We also provide customized presentations for schools, businesses, and community groups. LEARN MORE
NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania gives individuals and families the facts, support, and tools that are needed to make educated decisions about treatment and services. NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s adult mental health advocacy program helps individuals understand their rights to make informed decisions about their care. We also provide up-to-date information on state and federal legislation that impacts supporters and we help connect individuals with their policymakers. LEARN MORE

PROGRAMS
AND INITIATIVES

NAMI In Our Own Voice – IOOV presentations change attitudes, assumptions, and ideas about people with mental health conditions. These free presentations provide a personal perspective as individuals with lived experience talk openly about what it’s like to have a mental health condition.

NAMI Family-to-Family – 12-session educational program for family, significant others, and friends of adults living with mental health conditions. The free, evidence-based course is designed to help family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness while maintaining their own well-being.

NAMI Peer-to-Peer – free, 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 confidence.

NAMI Homefront – free, 6-session educational program for families, caregivers, and friends of military service members and veterans who are living with mental health conditions.

#BackOnTrackPA – statewide initiative to bring awareness to First Episode Psychosis programs in Pennsylvania and to highlight the positive impact they’re having on young people and their families.

For more information on these programs, visit NAMIKeystonePA.org or call 412-366-3788.