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Click here to Register/Fundraise for the NAMI-WCI Fall Classic 5K Walk/Run

WHEN: Sunday, October 13, 2019

WHERE: Former Lafayette Municipal Golf Course, 800 Golfview Road, Lafayette, Indiana

TIMES: Check-in and registration 12:00 - 1:15 PM.  Race start time: 1:30 PM, awards 3:00 PM

ENTRY FEE: $30 per person until 3:00 PM on 10/11/19, $35 race-day registration.  Ages 10 $ under free

PROCEEDS: NAMI West Central Indiana and NAMI on Campus Purdue


CONTACT INFO: 765-423-6939,


If you'd prefer to register by check and snail-mail, you can print  the registration form here and send it to:



913 Columbia Street

Lafayette, IN 47901


Online Registration and fundraising direct URL:


We've moved!(take the tour)

Come see us at our new building at 913  Columbia St in downtown Lafayette!  We don't know yet if this will be our permanent home or if it is a temporary stay,  but it isn't going to stop us from providing free-of-cost mental health support to our  community!

All of our Support Group meetings have now been moved to our new location.

Parking Information

After 5 PM you can park on Columbia Street in front of our building. You must enter the side door as the front door is permanently locked. You can use the map and photo below as reference or contact with any questions you might have.

NAMI-WCI has appreciated everyone's patience while we complete our transition to the new building!

 Street Map of our place in downtown Lafayette

Parking Map

Google Street View of our building (enter around side)

Take a 360 degree tour of our new Support Group meeting room!



On February 27, 2019 NAMI-WCI held its 2nd annual Beautiful Mind's Gala celebrating the lives of musicians who have lived or live with mental illness. The MC of this year's event was "Carol Burnett" portrayed by Stephanie Bosma. NAMI-WCI appreciates the tireless efforts of the actors, volunteers, coordinators, and guests who helped make the event an astounding success. We look forward to next year! You can view photos of the night's festivities below:


To view the full album of the night at the Beautiful Minds Gala you can click this link to visit our Facebook page. 



Every year, nearly one in five Americans is diagnosed with a mental illness.

Chances are, you know of someone who has been affected whether it’s a family member, neighbor, or co-worker. For the past two years, there has been a mental health crisis in Tippecanoe County. Simply, there are not enough psychiatrists or licensed clinicians to accommodate the need for services.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) West Central Indiana continues to be an agency who provides support and education to the community at no cost. We are fielding more and more phone calls every day of people who are desperately seeking treatment but are told there are waiting lists to see a psychiatrist or clinician.

NAMI-WCI does not provide therapeutic services but we offer support, education, and training. NAMI-WCI relies on memberships, donations, grants and fundraisers to provide the needed support.

Last year’s fundraising Gala was such a success, we are planning for the 2019 Beautiful Minds Gala. The Gala will be held February 27, 2019 in the North Ballroom at the Purdue Memorial Union. Musicians who have a mental health condition will be celebrated. The event will have actors portraying Brian Wilson, Adele, and Mama Cass Elliot just to name a few. There will be live music and we are planning on the biggest crowd yet.

Additional Information

Preparing for the Gala 

Attire is festive, business casual, or dressed as your favorite musician! 

Parking is available in the Grant Street Garage. Follow signs to the Purdue Memorial Union North Ballroom. You will get a validated parking pass when you check-in at the Gala.   

Cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres goes from 6:00 to 6:45 pm 

  • Meet and greet with special musical guests 
  • Brian’s Song Gallery 
  • Wine Pull 

Dinner 6:45 to 7:45 pm 

Dessert and musical performance 7:45 to 9:00 pm 

Opportunities to support NAMI West Central Indiana will be available throughout the night, while not obligated, we will have the opportunity for you to donate so consider bringing your checkbook or charge card. 

Questions should be directed to:

Email:   Phone: (765) 423-6939.

You may purchase tickets individually or by the table by creating a group and inviting your guests. If you wish to donate, please select the individual option under tickets. Thank you so much for your participation.  You can purchase tickets by clicking the link below:


In the spring of 2016, Tippecanoe County was facing an acute mental health provider crisis. Patients were seeing months-long waiting periods, and some providers had closed their waiting lists altogether.

In response to this crisis, the Tippecanoe County Mental Healthcare Forum was formed with leaders of area agencies to address possible solutions. After 2 years, they have published the results of their collaborative efforts. 

Please take a moment and view below:



NAMI-WCI Fall Classic 2018 Photos


The NAMI West-Central Indiana Fall Classic 5K was held October 21, 2018 at the former Lafayette Municipal Golf Course.  Thank you to all of the volunteers, coordinators, participants, and sponsors for such an amazing event.


Thank you to all of the participants and volunteers for making the 2018 NAMI-WCI Fall Classic such a successful event!  Congratulations to all of this year's top finishers!


Here are the results from this year's race:


2018 NAMI-WCI  Fall Classic Results by Age Group


2018 NAMI-WCI Fall Classic Overall Results


Our sincerest thank you to all of our sponsors for this year's race.  Their support of NAMI-WCI will enable us to continue to offer free education and support to our communities.  Our sponsors were as follows:


$1000 Level

Cook Biotech

$500 Level


Trish's Red Bird Cafe

Sycamore Springs

Wabash Valley Alliance

Automotive Solutions

River Bend Hospital


Wabash National

RoundTable Intensive Outpatient Program

$250 Level

MBAH Insurance

Dearing Group

Igloo Frozen Custard

Purdue College of Pharmacy

Devine CPA & Co

$100 Level

Bob Rohrman Auto

Trustworthy Appliance & Sales

Gibson's Shaved Ice

Lausch Photography


Dowel Automotive Repair, INC


City of Lafayette

The National Group

David Wiese State Farm

Michael Kornafel State Farm

Crossroads Auto Recycling

IN-KIND Sponsors

Payless Super Markets (West Lafayette)

Instant Copy Printing

Meijer (West Lafayette)

Rigg's Outdoor Power Equipment

SpeedPro Imaging

The Franklin Finish

Aqua Systems

Texas Roadhouse

Walmart (West Lafayette)

Tippecanoe Emergency Ambulance Service (T.E.A.S.)

"Beautiful Minds" Gala

On February 22nd, NAMI West Central Indiana held its first "Beautiful Minds Gala". We celebrated the amazing achievements of visual artists living with mental illness. 16 costumed actors portraying these artists were mingling with guests and sharing their stories of challenges and triumphs. It was a great event - in the words of NAMI-WCI vice president Carol Santos: "Those who are not here, will come to regret it!"


Discover what NAMI-WCI is doing in your community! Check out our upcoming events.

Upcoming Events

  1. NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

    October 15 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  2. Family Support Group

    October 15 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  3. NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

    October 17 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  4. NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

    October 22 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  5. NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

    October 24 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

 View our monthly newsletter: The Blue Iris Chronicle! 

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NAMI-WCI fights for the those living with mental illness. We want to see our community heal, grow, and prosper, and we do this through advocacy and sharing our story.

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NAMI West Central Indiana advocates for support, effective treatment and education for individuals and families directly and indirectly affected by mental illness in our community.


Monday-Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am-1pm

913  Columbia St
Lafayette IN 47901


Bringing another way to support NAMI-WCI to our friends/followers!

For the month of October stop by or call David Wiese State Farm Agent- get a quote, mention NAMI-WCI, and in turn they will donate $10 to NAMI-WCI with their Quotes for Good program. No purchase necessary- be sure to share with your family/friends!

We're thankful for David Wiese State Farm collaboration with this program, and for his sponsorship in our 2019 NAMI WCI Fall Classic 5K!

David Wiese - State Farm Agent
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The results are in! Can't say thank you enough to everyone who signed up and came out for the NAMI WCI Fall Classic 5K yesterday and to all of our supporters and sponsors!

You can view the results below:



Thank you to The Franklin Finish, LLC for doing our race timing and for the quick turn around on the results!

You'll be able to find photos from the day's festivities later on today on our website and on our FB page so keep an eye out!
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A reminder to everyone that we will be CLOSED today to attend the NAMI State Conference in Indianapolis!

NAMI WCI Fall Classic 5K is THIS SUNDAY! You may have missed out on early sign-up, but you can still register day-of! Thank you to those of you who have signed up already, and huge thanks to all of our sponsors and volunteers for helping to bring this together!

P.S. Some exciting news for NAMI-WCI and our community coming out of the state conference- We'll make sure to let everyone know on Monday. 😉

Have a great weekend everyone! See you Sunday!
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