National Alliance on
Mental Illness Southern Arizona

Update on Office Hours, Programs and Services

While we get through the crisis that has been created by the COVID-19 pandemic, be assured that we are here for you. For the health and safety of all involved, our office is now closed to the public until it is safe to resume normal hours. For now we are only available by phone or email. You can call and leave messages to be forwarded to the appropriate staff and we will be responding to emails sent to namisa@namisa.org. We will have one advocate on staff M-Th, 10am-3 pm by phone appointment only.  Please call to leave a message and we will respond as quickly as we are able.

While we are currently conducting some Family Support Groups and Ending The Silence presentations on Zoom, most classes and support groups are cancelled until further notice. For updates on future classes and support groups, make sure you are signed up for our weekly email.

To contact office staff:

  • Executive Director: cbickelmann@namisa.org
  • Communications & Events Asst: eventassist@namisa.org
  • Social Media: media-assist@namisa.org
  • Membership: membership@namisa.org
  • Office Manager and Volunteer Coordinator: dderrick@namisa.org
  • For questions about Peer to Peer, contact Yazmin at ygarcia@namisa.org
  • For questions about Ending the Silence, contact Judi at jmakoff@namisa.org
  • For questions about Help and Hope for Youth, contact Arcy at acornidez@helpandhopeforyouth.org
  • For questions about Nami Basics, contact Ann at alettes@namisa.org
  • For questions about Family to Family, contact Judy at jkowalick@namisa.org
  • For questions about In Our Own Voice/En Nuestro Propria Voz, contact Maria at mmendoza@namisa.org
  • For questions about Heart to Heart, contact Lollie at butler24@cox.net

Other local resources and services
If you need someone to talk to:

  • The Warm Line, Peer Recovery non-emergency support by Hope, Inc is available 8 am-10pm 520-770-9909 or
    877-770-9912
  • Friendship Line for Seniors 62 and older
    1-800-971-0016  8 am-8:30 pm for emotional support 7 days a week. Crisis 24/7