NAMI In Our Own Voice

In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a free educational program designed to increase awareness and challenge stereotypes about people living with mental health conditions. During IOOV, two people share their recovery journeys in this powerful presentation.

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NAMI Ending the Silence

Ending the Silence for Students (ETS) is a 50-minute mental health awareness program for middle and high school age youth. ETS instills a message of hope and recovery and encourages students to reduce stigma and end the silence surrounding mental health conditions.

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NAMI Mass Allies for Student Mental Health

Allies for Student Mental Health is a professional development program designed to help K-12 teachers, parents, and school staff work together to identify and understand mental health conditions that can have significant impact on students’ academic success and overall well-being.

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NAMI Sharing Your Story with Law Enforcement

NAMI Sharing Your Story with Law Enforcement is a powerful 60-minute presentation that NAMI Massachusetts offers police departments as part of the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program. Through collaborative community partnerships and intensive training, CIT improves communication, identifies mental health resources for those in crisis, and ensures officer and community safety.

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NAMI Mass Criminal Justice Diversion Project

The NAMI Massachusetts Criminal Justice Diversion Project (CJDP) aims to prevent the unnecessary arrest and detention of people diagnosed with mental illness. The CJDP supports police departments and other first responders in engaging with people experiencing mental health crisis, and fosters connections between law enforcement, behavioral health providers, and other community stakeholders.

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NAMI Mass CEOs Against Stigma

CEOs Against Stigma is a campaign designed to reduce the negative impact of mental illness stigma in the workplace. NAMI Mass is partnering with CEOs across the state to bring the reality of mental illness among employees out of the shadows. The campaign will show how understanding, empathy and treatment can improve the wellbeing of employees and increase productivity at the same time.

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NAMI Mass Community Education & Training

Additional programming related to mental health and wellness may be available. Contact the Community Education & Training team for details.

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NAMI Mass COMPASS Helpline

COMPASS is the information and referral helpline at NAMI Massachusetts. We provide resources and support to help people navigate the mental health system and problem solve in difficult circumstances. The COMPASS helpline is available Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm. Call us at 617-704-6264 or email us at

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