NAMI CDA Programs

NAMI In Our Own Voice Presentation

NAMI IOOV presentations provide a personal perspective of mental illness, as presenters with lived experience talk openly about what it's like to live with a mental health condition. This presentation also provides:

  • A chance to ask presenters questions, allowing for a deeper understanding of mental health conditions and dispelling of stereotypes and misconceptions.
  • The understanding that every person with a mental health condition can hope for a brighter future.
  • Information on how to learn more about mental health and get involved with the mental health community.

To schedule an IOOV presentation, please email us at namicda@gmail.com

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness.  This group meets every Thursday from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at 501 E Lakeside Ave #3, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814.


This Group will can help you to:

  • See the individual first, not the illness
  • Recognize that mental illnesses are medical illnesses that may have environmental triggers
  • Understand that mental illnesses are traumatic events
  • Aim for better coping skills
  • Find strength in sharing experiences
  • Reject stigma and not tolerate discrimination
  • Not judge anyone’s pain
  • Forgive ourselves and reject guilt
  • Embrace humor as healthy
  • Accept that we cannot solve every problem
  • Work for a better future in a realistic way

NAMI Family To Family

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. 

In the program, you'll learn about:

  • How to manage crises, solve problems and communicate effectively
  • Taking care of yourself and managing your stress
  • Developing the confidence and stamina to provide support with compassion
  • Finding and using local supports and services
  • Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain
  • Current treatments, including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects
  • The impact of mental illness on the entire family

This program is offered by NAMI CDA biannually in the spring and fall. Please email us at namicda@gmail.com for more information.