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Know the Warning Signs

Learn the common signs of mental illness in adults and adolescents.

Mental Health Conditions

Learn more about common mental health conditions that affect millions.

Together We Can Achieve More

If you are seeking support or need information on how to better manage a mental health challenge in yourself or a loved one, you are not alone. NAMI is here for you. NAMI supports and enriches your and your family's unique journey towards mental wellness. Our outstanding peer-led programs provide free education, skills training and support. 

We invite you to join our movement to ensure better lives for everyone. Together we can make mental health a priority and be part of the solution to solve one of the biggest problems we face as a nation.

About NAMI

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.

NAMI is the foundation for hundreds of NAMI State Organizations, NAMI Local Affiliates and volunteer leaders who work in local communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy and support group programs.

Since its inception in 1979, NAMI has established itself as the foremost grassroots mental health advocacy organization in the country. Dedication, steadfast commitment and unceasing belief in the NAMI's mission have produced profound changes. NAMI has been the driving force behind a national investment in lifesaving research, parity for mental health care, increased housing and improved access to care.

NAMI's awareness efforts successfully address the stigma of mental illness, breaking down barriers to treatment and recovery. NAMI’s signature education programs have served as a beacon of hope for hundreds of thousands of families and individuals. NAMI’s support efforts expand to meet the challenges of a changing world by supporting virtual communities of help and hope to millions through and NAMI’s social media channels.

NAMI North Texas was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in Texas in 1982. It is a 501-c-3 tax-deductible charitable organization. NAMI North Texas is the local affiliate of NAMI National and NAMI Texas. Here at NAMI North Texas we provide services to Dallas, Rockwall, Denton, and Collin Counties. 

How We Help

NAMI North Texas understands that having a mental health condition not only affects the individual diagnosed, but also those who play a crucial role in the individual's life. We extend our services to:

  • Family members, friends and loved ones

  • Local community

  • Mental health professionals

Every entity of an individual's support network should be actively involved in the treatment process. Receiving a diagnosis is only the first step toward recovery. Collaboration, advocacy and education support recovery.

Who Can Access Services

Here are a few ways NAMI North Texas help individuals and their families affected by mental health conditions:

  • NAMI North Texas provides information, resources and support.

  • NAMI North Texas sponsors speakers and educational and informational programs, provides family and peer education courses and support groups, organizes seminars, and reaches out to the community.

  • NAMI North Texas advocates for improved and equitable services and  nondiscriminatory funds at local, state and federal levels for persons with mental health conditions. NAMI North Texas advocates for a community continuum of care, adequate treatment, therapy and support systems.  NAMI North Texas advocates for effective new generation medications, supported housing, social and job skills rehabilitation, and employment. NAMI North Texas advocates for appropriate health care and insurance parity.


NAMI North Texas is a grassroots organization that provides education, support, advocacy, and public awareness to improve the lives of people living with mental health conditions and their family members.


NAMI North Texas empowers North Texans through our ongoing education, support, advocacy, and awareness initiatives.  We envision a stigma-free, supportive community where recovery is achievable and mental health services are accessible by all. 



  • We cultivate a community of inclusion, value, and trust.


  • We pledge transparency, genuineness, and fairness in our service to the community.


  • We honor each person and their recovery journey.


  • We uphold a standard of excellence in our efforts to inspire hope and strength in the hearts of every North Texan.

Board of Directors
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Dr. Joseph Guillory

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Vice President

Dr. 'Pasha' Rahman

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Nicole Bowers

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Executive Director

Athena Trentin, Ed.D.


Director of Programs

Carolyn Kedslie


Director of Community Partnerships

Kasey Smith

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