Support Group Discontinued

Feb 01

After some careful consideration and discussion, we have decided to discontinue the Crawfordsville NAMI monthly support group due to low turnout. We will continue to serve as a resource for Montgomery County and to meet with people who contact us. We will also continue to maintain the website and offer the 12 week Family to Family course when we have enough individuals to fill a class (10-12 people).

Lafayette’s support group meets twice a month if you would like to continue with a support group. They meet at St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing, 1508 Tippecanoe Street, Lafayette, IN. The Family Support group meets on the first and third Tuesday, from 7-8:30 pm, (4th Floor), and the Nami Connection (for adults living with mental illness) meets every Thursday, 6-7:30 pm (1st Floor). Visit for additional details.

If you have any questions or need to talk, you may contact any of us! Thank you for the trust you have given us over these last 3 1/2 years as you have shared your stories, your challenges and your successes! Wishing you all the best in 2016!!

Kitty Haffner, Joe and Cecie Kraynak
NAMI Support Group Facilitators

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Nobody Needs to Know

Aug 24

I recently bumped into a fellow in Indianapolis who is in a play about mental illness called “Nobody Needs to Know.” (I was wearing my NAMI-WCI t-shirt, and he introduced himself.) It’s a forty minute, one-act play by Carol A. Bozena, LCSW, funded in part by a grant from The Mental Health Association of CT.

The purpose of the project is to help educate, normalize, empower and support others through performance. After each performance, a trained facilitator will lead the audience in discussion of issues raised during the performance.

Irvington United Methodist Church
30 N Audubon Rd, Indianapolis 46219
Saturday, September 19th
5:00pm – 6:30pm

North United Methodist Church
3808 N Meridian St, Indianapolis 46208
Friday, September 25th
7:00pm – 8:30pm

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Excess Glutamate Possibly Linked to Autism

Mar 20

Many chronic illnesses, including autism, possibly linked to excess glutamate in diet. If you can’t watch the video here, you can watch it on YouTube at If anyone has had experience in trying to remove glutamate from your diet, please post a comment to share your experience.

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