Advocacy and Education for Mental Health and Illness in Bonner and Boundary Counties


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Date: May 17th, 2023
Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Guest Speakers: Andrew Wood

Join NAMI Far North Idaho for their general meeting and guest speaker Andrew Wood on Faith & Mental Health. Andrew will share his passion for the interchange between science and religion and aiding humanity in flourishing spiritually and physically.

After the guest speaker, there will be peer-led support groups, one for those living with mental illness and one for family members. Caring people and yummy food provided! All are welcome to attend on Wednesday, May 17th at 5:30 PM at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) building in Sandpoint, ID. Come and learn about NAMI Far North Idaho and what we do.

Date: May 17th, 2023
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

NAMI Family Support Group is a confidential peer-led support group for adults with a loved one who has experienced mental health symptoms. Led by family members of people with mental health conditions, this unique support group follows a structured model, ensuring everyone is heard and their needs are met.

The group meets weekly, every other week, or monthly and is free of cost to participants. The group is designed to provide a non-judgmental and safe space where individuals can share their experiences, gain insight, and develop supportive relationships.

By participating in this group, individuals can aim for:

  • Better coping skills
  • Find strength in sharing experiences
  • Embrace humor as a healthy outlet

Additionally, the group aims to help individuals accept that they cannot solve every problem, understand that mental health conditions are not anyone’s fault, and forgive themselves and reject guilt.

Available Programs

Date: April 24th to June 2nd, 2023 | 5pm to 7pm MST

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NAMI Family-to-Family is a program led by NAMI-trained family members who have firsthand experience in supporting loved ones with mental health conditions. The program comprises presentations, discussions, and interactive exercises. NAMI Family-to-Family offers information and strategies for those who care for loved ones with mental health conditions, providing a sense of community and hope.

By participating in this program, you’ll gain knowledge on:

  • Effective communication
  • Self-care
  • Local resources
  • Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and treatments
  • How to support your loved one with compassion

Furthermore, the group setting provides a sense of mutual support and positive impact. Sharing your own experiences might help others in the class.

To schedule a NAMI Family-to-Family seminar, you can contact us at info@namifarnorthorg or call us at 208-597-2047.

NEXT MEETING: To be Announced

Attend a free 90-minute or four-hour seminar designed to educate individuals with loved ones experiencing mental health conditions on how to provide optimal support. This seminar also provides an opportunity to connect with others facing similar situations, fostering a sense of community and support.

The seminar is led by trained individuals who have firsthand experience supporting family members with mental health conditions. Throughout the seminar, you’ll explore the following topics:

  • Gaining an understanding of diagnoses, treatment, and recovery
  • Learning effective communication strategies
  • Recognizing the importance of self-care
  • Developing crisis preparation strategies
  • Discovering NAMI and community resources

To schedule a seminar, please reach out to us at or call 208-597-2047.

How Can I Help?

There's a lot of uncertainty in the world right now, but one thing remains clear: people need access to mental health care and support. NAMI is here to ensure that no one is alone on their mental health journey.

Our mission is to educate and advocate for people with mental illness. And we would like your help. Here is our donation button if you would like to give so that we can continue our mission. It will take you to PayPal, and it's safe and secure. And they can process your credit or debit.

Or you can mail your check to:

 NAMI Far North Idaho
 P.O. Box 2415
 Sandpoint, ID 83864


Membership in NAMI Far North entitles you to membership in NAMI and NAMI Idaho. You will receive the NAMI "Advocate" and the NAMI Idaho Quarterly News.

Please provide your information below, then click submit to proceed to pay your annual dues:

  • $5 for Open Door Membership
  • $40 for Individual Membership
  • $60 for Family Membership


By volunteering with NAMI Far North, you can make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. 

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If you are in crisis, call the Idaho Region 1 Crisis Line: 208-769-1406