Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Anna Killpack, Executive Director
Primary Contact Name
Chris Adcock
Main Address

202 S 2nd St
PO Box 143
Neola, IA 51559
United States

What We Do

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness / NAMI Southwest Iowa:

  • provides free educational classes.
  • provides free peer-led support groups for
    • people with mental health conditions.
    • family members, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions.
  • reduces stigma and increases community awareness about mental illness.

NAMI Southwest Iowa is made up of local volunteers who serve in their communities. We serve nine counties: Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, and Shelby.

NAMI Southwest Iowa is currently providing the following  Disaster Relief:

  • Food -
    • Coordinating breakfast & lunch to send to the church in Minden to feed families and/or volunteers.
    • Free meals available at The Gathering Place in Neola for anyone impacted.  All are welcome to come in and hang out - have some coffee, connect with others, use the computers, charge your phone, etc.
    • Meals available for families to take home and warm up.
    • Cases of water available to pick up
  • A place to Connect - Computer stations for work or personal use, internet, phone charging.  Anyone that needs a place to "work from home" is welcome to come in and work - we have office space available.
  • Licensed Mental Health Therapists available for FREE crisis counseling.
  • Mental Health Support Groups
Interesting Info
  • Treatments for mental illness vary by diagnosis and by person. There’s no “one size fits all” treatment.
  • Unlike diabetes or cancer, there is no medical test that can accurately diagnose mental illness.
  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-14.