NAMI Detroit

Welcome to the NAMI Detroit affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI Detroit is a grassroots organization, run entirely by volunteers. Everyone involved with NAMI Detroit has been directly impacted by mental illness. Many of us have struggled with mental illness ourselves, some of us live in support of loved ones with mental illness, while others work to advocate for those living with mental illness. 

We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for persons and their families affected by mental illness. We do this through advocacy, awareness, education and support. 


Mental illness is diagnosed in 1 out of 5 (20%) of all Americans.

Meet our Board of Directors:

Paris Simpson
Connections Peer-Support leader

Laura LeFever
Vice President

Sharmel Cochran

Kenyatta Legette

Cynthia Jackson
Intern Supervisor
Space Coordinator 

Shelly Seguin
Education and Training Coordinator
Family-to-Family Class Instructor
NAMI Warriors Advisor

Meet our Community Staff:

Ronda Young
FaithNet Lead
Family Support Group leader
Family-to-Family Class instructor 

Bobby Young
Family Support Group leader

Andrea Simpson
Social Media Manager

Talayah Thorton 
Community Services Liaison
NAMI Warriors Co-President

Rebecca Paalanen
NAMI Warriors Co-President

Contact NAMI Detroit

Mailing Address

2900 Conner St., Bldg A
Detroit, MI 48515


Our office is closed on the following holidays

New Years Day (January 1st)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Third Monday in January)

Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)

NAMI Michigan Annual State Conference Dates (May)

Independence Day (July 4th)

Labor Day (first Monday in September)

Thanksgiving Day (4th Thursday in November)

Day after Thanksgiving (4th Friday in November)

Christmas Eve Day (December 24th)

Christmas Day (December 25th)

Contact The National NAMI Office

3803 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203

Main: 703-524-7600
Fax: 703-524-9094
TDD: 703-516-7227
HelpLine: 800-950-NAMI (6264)