National Alliance on Mental Illness Utah

A nonprofit organization

$1,222 raised by 31 donors

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Utah is a grassroots organization that has been serving those living with mental illness and their families for over 30 years in Utah. We are proud to report that our figures have increased year-to-year for our Basics and Progression classes. In 2018, NAMI Utah partnered with Intermountain Healthcare. With their extensive reach and facilities throughout Utah, NAMI Utah hopes to expand into new communities with our Progressive and Basics classes. NAMI Utah is also moving forward with Ending-The-Silence (ETS), an evidence-based program offered exclusively through NAMI National. ETS serves three distinct audiences in the schools--school staff/teachers, students, and parents, with a comprehensive suicide prevention program offered through school-based classroom and assembly presentations.

With a small staff and an army of volunteers, we were able to have amazing successes in 2018-2019, all at no charge to our clients:

Our staff of 4 mentors, in Salt Lake, Weber and Davis Counties, made 9,345 contacts with our clients, and assisted 1,863 new clients. They also made 7,500 follow ups, either in person, or by mail or phone. The majority of our clients receive Medicaid or are uninsured, so our free services are welcome to all. Our mentors provide:

1. Empathy and support from someone who has experienced his/her own struggles with mental illness or the struggles of a family member;

2. Referrals to community resources (including crisis services, medical and behavioral health care, prescription medication, shelter/housing, food, clothing, legal resources, employment and education); and

3. Referrals to our free mental health education programs and support groups. 

With our knowledgeable team, we are able to provide vital resources to help individuals remain stable in their communities and avoid unemployment and homelessness. In addition, our mentors handle crisis and life-threatening calls, connecting the caller to local crisis services.

NAMI Utah has 10 local affiliate groups, which operate throughout the state from Box Elder to Southwest, Wasatch/Summit to Tooele, providing our classes and support groups.  The local affiliates receive training, materials and support from the State Office, but are able to deliver our services through volunteers at the local level.

Help us continue our mission to provide free services to the general public. Visit our website for classes and support groups available in your community as well as more information about the services we provide: 

Treatment works, recovery is possible, there is hope, YOU are not alone!

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National Alliance on Mental Illness Utah

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Health Community


1600 W 2200 S STE 202


(801) 323-9900