March 2015
Treatment works, recovery is possible, there is hope, YOU are not alone!

Thanks to a generous grant from the Wheeler Foundation, NAMI Utah is pleased to announce that we will be starting a new program in partnership with the Veterans Affairs of Utah- NAMI Homefront! 


NAMI Homefront is a new course for family members of veterans who are struggling with a mental illness, and is developed by NAMI National. Homefront seeks to meet the unique needs of military families while offering NAMI's hallmark peer support.


Thank you to all of our generous donors and supporters who have been encouraging the mission of NAMI Utah through financial contributions. NAMI Utah is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and thrives from donations and financial support. If you are interested in donating, please visit our website,

A very special thanks to recent supporters: 
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Foundation
  • The Castle Foundation   
The 2015 Utah Legislative General session ended last week. NAMI Utah worked hard  to defeat once again the Medicaid Preferred Drug List for people living with a mental illness. The Criminal Justice Reform bill passed and Healthy Utah didn't. Two bills addressing suicide prevention programs also passed in both houses. Read more... 

NAMI Utah will participate for the 3rd year in a row in the most fun and interactive online fundraising campaign. Here is how it works:  


Schedule your donation NOW  by going to NAMI's Utah Love UT Give UT web page and make a donation. Every dollar counts, as every dollar raised stays in Utah!  Minimum donation is $10. The more donations we receive, regardless of how big, goes to help us in getting closer to winning up to $10,000 extra for NAMI. 


We already have a $500 gift match! 


 You can check our status on March 26 by going to the "Leaderboard" at the official  Love UT Give UT web site. Please share with your social media connections! 




May is Mental Health Awareness month! We are planning a month-long outreach through social media and with community partners. NAMI Utah Southwest Affiliate is organizing a great outdoor event to raise awareness: Hit the Trail for Mental Health! 



2015 GLMR is on July 18. The Gary Ludlow Memorial Ride was established to raise awareness, honor the departed loved ones, and help those afflicted with mental illness.Registration is now open!


2015 NAMIWalks will take place on September 12, 2015 at Liberty Park, Salt Lake City. The 2015 NAMIWalks website will launch very soon! 

The 2015 Annual State Conference will take place on November 10, 2015 at Utah Cultural Celebration Center, West Valley City. For our 10th annual conference, we are planning a very remarkable educational and networking experience. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Murphy, Medical Director for HCA Behavioral Health Services.