NAMI High Country

The National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

You’re invited to attend the monthly meetings of NAMI High Country! We meet at 6:30pm the 1st Monday of each month at the *Watauga County Library’s Evelyn Johnson Memorial Conference Room* located at 140 Queen Street, Boone, NC.

*PLEASE NOTE: on occasion, meetings are at St Luke’s Episcopal Church when the space at the library is in use by other groups — please check the Events list on our facebook page for the most up-to-date event info.


Please let us know if you would like to attend the next Mental Health First Aid Course – we were delighted with the turnout for the first one and excited to parter up for another!

MHFA Boone June 2018

For Details on the June 25th Mental Health First Aid Course, please view our facebook event here.


Connection Support Group – please contact us if interested!

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2018 NAMI Family-to-Family Class:


To see topics for upcoming regular monthly meetings, please visit our

 Monthly Meetings page here

If you’re curious, want to share and want to get involved in NAMI, simply bring yourself, friends and/or family – you all are welcome! If you’d also like a wristband, assistance paying for a membership, and/or more information just ask for a Board member at the meeting.

Need an understanding friend? We are people who care, and we look forward to meeting you!

What do meetings look like with NAMI High Country?

Our regularly scheduled 1st Monday of the Month meetings focus on educational and/or support based topics. We’re also open to suggestions about what else might be helpful in our community! “Education meets Support” is our current theme.

We have arranged to host a NAMI Family to Family group in Boone starting in April 2018. NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness.

Family to Family is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition. NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.

We are also hosting a NAMI Connection support group in BooneNAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness.

Through Connection, you will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there. NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need. The groups meet on a bi-weekly, weekly or monthly basis.

Please email if you are interested in participating with NAMI High Country in upcoming Family-to-Family or Connection groups!


  • About the 2018 Annual Meeting (which was held March 5th) 

    • Programming: ANNUAL MEETING
      • Introduction of board member nominees
      • Presentation by new affiliate President, Cath Hopkins and Vice President Suzanne McBee on monthly meeting format and programming ideas.
      • Please follow this link to review our newly proposed bylaws before the meeting. Only individuals who are active members with NAMI HC are allowed to vote. If you would like to become a voting member visit and be sure to select NAMI High Country as your affiliate.OR contact NAMI HC Secretary at to learn about other ways to join.

Special Notes:

NAMI HC wants to YOU to be trained!

We are hoping to get several NAMI Signature programs up and going for our area but we need more individuals who are trained to facilitate!

If you would like to view the entire list of NAMI NC upcoming training options please go here.