NAMI Hernando
Together We Can Make a Difference

Executive Board

Supporting Board

Advisory Board

Welcome to the website of NAMI Hernando! This is where you will find information about who we are, what we do and the various programs we offer to help raise the quality of life for those living with mental illness (Consumers) and those who love and support them. All of our programs are free and open to all who are interested. The best way to check us out and see if we can be of assistance to you is to click on any of the links to the left.

Upcoming NAMI Events

Peer to Peer Class - Starts 9/9/15 This is a free 10 week course for consumers, which meets once a week. The focus is on a holistic approach to recovery using a combination of lectures, interactive exercises and stress management techniques. It is taught by trained "mentors" who are successful at living with and managing their own mental illness. Registration required.

Family to Family Class - Starts 9/10/15 This is a free 12 week course for family caregivers of individuals with moderate to severe mental illness. Attendess learn about effective treatment; problem solving, communication techniques; handling crisis and relapse, & locating support and services in the community. Registration required. Call the office to register.

NAMI Basics Class - Starts 9/15/15 This is a free six week course for parents/caregivers of children under the age of 18 who develop symptoms of mental illness. Attendees are given the tools to use, even after completing the program that will assist in making the best decisions for the care of the child. Registration required.

*All NAMI educational programs are nationally recognized by experts as significantly improving abilities of family members and individuals living with mental illness.

Dancing With The Local Stars

View The NAMI Hernando Celebrity Dancing with the Local Stars Event Page

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Our Newest Sponsors

WREC Florida Gas & Electric Gorman & Company, Inc. WestBridge
United Way

What's New at NAMI Hernando

Now Hiring at NAMI Hernando

Position: Executive Director

  • Provide direction, vision and leadership toward the goals and objectives of the organization
  • Serve as the spokesperson for the organization, articulating its vision and mission
  • Provide fiscal oversight, raise funds, participate in the community and advocate as necessary
  • 30 hours per week/$25,000 salary per year
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • Five to ten years of relevant experience in an organizational leadership role
  • Knowledge of mental illness
  • Non-profit management experience
  • Fundraising experience
  • Experience with grassroots coalition building, advocacy and membership development preferred
Qualified Applicants

Please submit a resume to NAMI Hernando, P.O. Box 5613, Spring Hill, FL 34611, or email a resume cover letter to Please call Acting Executive Director Anne Marquis at 352‐684‐0004 for additional information and a detailed job description. Click here to view the flyer.

Suicide Prevention Program

QPR for Suicide Prevention (Question, Persuade, Refer)
An emergency mental health intervention for suicidal persons
3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide

Attend a Community QPR Suicide Prevention Training
Trainings are provided as free community outreach workshops through the FL LINC Project, the Florida Council for Community Mental Health and the LSF Health System and community partners (2 CEU’s are available for licensed professionals)

When: Thursday, September 10
World Suicide Prevention Day
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Pasco-Hernando State College
450 Beverly Court
Spring Hill, FL
Conference Rm B105

Click here to view the program flyer
For more information, and to RSVP, please contact:
Tiffany Dall, MS
Regional Suicide Prevention Specialist

Online registration available on

WestBridge & NAMI Hernando Present:

The Role of Families in Treatment
With John Colby, MSW, MLADC and
Walter Miley, Continuing Education Coordinator

August 13th, 2015- 5pm - 7:30pm
10554 Spring Hill Dr.
Spring Hill, FL 34608

Co-occurring mental illness and addiction are brain diseases that affect individuals, families, and communities regardless of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, or upbringing. There is no magic bullet for these chronic illnesses, but there are effective treatments through which recovery is achieved.

John and Walter will host a discussion regarding the Evidence Based Practice – Family Education and Support. This discussion will describe an evidence-based model of family psycho-education where a family member has a co-occurring disorder. They will also discuss the stress-vulnerability model, and communication within the family.

Click here to view the event flyer. For more information please contact Walter Miley at Westbridge: 352.678.5553 or WMILEY@WESTBRIDGE.ORG

June 23, 2015

Dear NAMI Members, Consumers, Families, Friends, Supporters,

As some of you may know, Governor Scott vetoed our “Vincent House Project.” I am proud of all of you who took the time to write or email the Governor even though he disregarded our Call to Action efforts. By your actions, we have made known to our elected officials, community leaders, NAMI consumers, NAMI family and friends, and NAMI supporters that we are continuing our focus and efforts in bringing the Vincent House to Hernando County.

We will not give up hope but become even stronger and more willing to work even harder and smarter in this coming year. We cannot and will not let this one disappointing swipe of the Governor’s pen take away our promised commitment to those in our community and surrounding communities who depend on each one of us for the mental health services they need.

I spoke with our President, David Lambert this morning. He said the veto action has been very unfortunate. He further related that everyone remain focused and not to get discouraged. We must remain positive and let the consumers, families and friends know that the governor’s actions will not adversely affect our day to day operations and services.

We have done so much good this year and it has paid off. We thank all those who have supported NAMI through your dollar donations, sponsorsips and voluntary service. This coming year, we have the opportunity to raise more funds and better prepare for the Vincent House.

So I say, THANK YOU to each one of you for all your hard work this year and join me in my commitment to make this coming year even more successful.

David Mickelson
Vice President
NAMI Hernando, Inc.

Help Employ our NAMI consumers:
Bring a Clubhouse Model Center to Hernando
Please sign petition below.

Petition - Mental Illness Clubhouse Model Center Hernando - GoPetition

We had a speaker, Matt Fox from Bay Care, talk about the

"Straight Dope on Drugs and Alcohol"

View the video below or click to watch it here.

1st Annual NAMI Golf Tournament

Thanks to all of the volunteers that helped make this event a success!
View the Golf Tournament Donation List.

A special thank you goes to our Premier Sponsors for this event:
Florida Gas & Electric

2014 Events & Calendar

Check our programs at The Beautiful Mind Outreach Center

A special thanks goes out to:

ALL of Our Members, Families, Sponsors, Consumers, & Volunteers
Brighthouse Networks for providing free internet service
Nativity Lutherans Church
First Methodist Church
Timber Pines Charity Club for their generous financial donation

NAMI Hernando Office Location

West of Mariner on the south side
of Spring Hill Drive

10554 Spring Hill Drive
Spring Hill, FL 34608

Office Hours and Phone Numbers

Office hours may vary.

Beautiful Mind Outreach Center
Monday through Thursday: 9am - 3pm

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