Support & Education
About Mental Illness
A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning.
What is Recovery?
Recovery from serious mental illness is not only possible, but for many people living with mental illness today, probable. The notion of recovery involves a variety of perspectives.
We're Here to Listen
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NAMI SWMO Hope Center
Building Better Lives
The Hope Center, located inside the Cox Medical Tower, hosts all of NAMI SWMO in-person support groups and meetings.
Our general hours are:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am – 3:00pm
This location is served by the Number 2 and Number 14 Bus Line.
All NAMI Southwest Missouri support groups are free and confidential and require no registration – however, we ask that you read and acknowledge our Virtual Group Protocols below before attending an online group.
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Become a Member
Become a part of NAMI! Subscribe to the latest mental health updates, participate in an online discussion group, learn how to advocate in your community and add your voice to the mental health movement.
Thank you for your generous tax-deductible donation. You are helping us provide support, education, and advocacy to thousands of people living with mental illness in Missouri.
Get In Touch
The families and members of NAMI Southwest Missouri are here to help! We offer understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness.