Pathways to Hope

The “Pathways to Hope” conference, part of NAMI FaithNet, aims to bring faith communities, providers, NAMI members and other stakeholders together to reduce the stigma of mental illness; activate and engage communities at the grassroots level to provide support for people impacted by mental health issues; and help people find local resources for better mental health care. The conference will be held August 26-27, 2022, and hosted by the following NAMI State Organizations and Affiliates:

  • NAMI Kent County, MI
  • NAMI North TX
  • NAMI Alaska, Inc.
  • NAMI Mississippi/NAMI Central Mississippi
  • NAMI Palm Beach County, FL
  • NAMI Delaware
  • NAMI San Antonio, TX
  • NAMI IA/NAMI Dubuque, IA
  • NAMI Greater Houston, TX
  • NAMI Ventura County, CA
  • NAMI Sacramento, CA
  • NAMI Yakima, WA
  • NAMI NV (partnership with Northern, Southern NV)
  • NAMI Clakamas County, OR
  • NAMI Pinellas County, FL
  • NAMI Kansas
  • NAMI Metro Baltimore, MD
  • NAMI Miami Dade, FL

Workshop sessions will be a mix of pre-recorded national plenary sessions in the mornings with local in-person or virtual workshops in the afternoons. Members of the public can either attend a local NAMI in-person event, join a virtual event or watch the plenary presentations virtually.

This conference is unique for two reasons. First, it is truly grassroots as represented by 19 local NAMIs, who bring a variety of stakeholders together to create change at the community level. Secondly, it is one of the few conferences that highlight the role of faith and spirituality in supporting those with mental health challenges.