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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:
NAMI-WCI BEAUTIFUL MINDS FUNDRAISING GALA 2019
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.
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:
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:
Trish's Red Bird Cafe
Wabash Valley Alliance
River Bend Hospital
RoundTable Intensive Outpatient Program
Igloo Frozen Custard
Purdue College of Pharmacy
Devine CPA & Co
Bob Rohrman Auto
Trustworthy Appliance & Sales
Gibson's Shaved Ice
Dowel Automotive Repair, INC
City of Lafayette
The National Group
David Wiese State Farm
Michael Kornafel State Farm
Crossroads Auto Recycling
Payless Super Markets (West Lafayette)
Instant Copy Printing
Meijer (West Lafayette)
Rigg's Outdoor Power Equipment
The Franklin Finish
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.
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Help Us Make Families Whole Again
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.
Want to know how you can get involved with NAM-WCI? Check out our Get Involved page.
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Mental Health Conditions
Search mental health conditions on our NAMI National Site:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Dissociative Disorders
- Early Psychosis and Psychosis
- Eating Disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive Disorder
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Schizoaffective Disorder
- Related Conditions
Areas We Serve
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
1508 Tippecanoe Street, Rm 1-906
Lafayette IN 47904