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NAMI Connection Moderators Needed!

July 7, 2020

NAMI Connection is a peer run and peer led support group.  Here in Wilmington, it’s been operating for over 15 years at the Behavioral Health Unit.  It is now a virtual support group and can be joined either by Zoom or phone in.   We are in desperate need of new moderators.  The next NAMI more »

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NAMI Family Support Group

April 6, 2020

NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances. NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to more »

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Disaster Distress Hotline

March 26, 2020

With NAMI Wilmington Support groups cancelled until further notice, there is still help if you need to speak to someone.  For individuals coping with depression, addiction, anxiety, stress or other conditions due to the coronavirus, call: Disaster Distress Hotline 1.800.985.5990 Or text TalkWithUs 66746 Trained crisis counselors are on call.

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2020…And Still I Rise – NAMI Annual Conference Theme Announced

August 12, 2020

Maya Angelou’s poem “Still I Rise” was an inspiration to us in establishing our Conference theme this challenging year. While written about the eternal fight of women and slavery, it really reads as a signature piece to encourage all who may struggle with obstacles and are determined not to give up. “You may write me down in more »

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Want to Recognize Someone For Their Work in Mental Health??!

Every year, NAMI North Carolina recognizes individuals or organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary work and advocacy on behalf of all those affected by mental illness. There are several award categories that are considered, like the Youth Empowerment Award, given to recognize a youth (25 years or younger) with a connection to mental illness who has more »

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What Is a Recovery Movement, and Does NC Have One?

Thursdays with NAMI welcomes Cherene Caraco on the August 13 video session. She is founder and CEO of Promise Resource Network (PRN) in Charlotte, the first organization in the state run by and for persons who live with mental health and/or substance use challenges. What trends are affecting PRN members’ self-determination, recovery, and support? We’ll more »

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Being a Part of a Community Inclusion Program

Studies have shown that many people living with mental illness need support to feel included in the community. Lack of inclusion contributes to feelings of isolation and hampers recovery. NAMI NC’s Community Inclusion program (CI) focuses on how individuals with mental illness can find natural supports and activities with others in their community. Maybe the individual doesn’t have money for more »

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COVID-19 is Pushing America Into a Mental Health Crisis

COVID-19 is pushing America into a mental health crisis. Social isolation, financial distress, fears about health and an uncertain future are worsening symptoms for people with mental health conditions and causing new mental health challenges for many others. But, while need for mental health is increasing, our mental health system is struggling to meet the more »

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Rural Providers Get Creative With Mental Health Outreach

Provider and NAMI NC Affiliate’s efforts featured in news article on rural outreach. The pandemic has isolated rural residents with mental health needs. But these North Carolina providers are finding creative ways to connect. Full news article can be found here

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First-Ever Virtual Annual Conference

That’s right! NAMI NC is excited to announce its first-ever completely virtual Annual Conference. Our 18th Annual Conference will be taking place on October 10th, which also coincides with World Mental Health Day! Like conferences in years past, dynamic speakers will be presenting on today’s issues affecting our community’s mental health, we will present our more »

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