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1909, 2023

Upcoming Support Groups

Please join us for the following support groups these coming weeks: NAMI Wilmington Board Meeting 9/19 The Healing Place Peer Support Group 9/20 Youngish Peer Connections Support Group 9/21 NAMI Connection Peer-Run Support Group 9/22 The Healing Place Peer Support Group 9/27 Family Support Group 9/27 Senior’s Mental Health Talk Group 9/28 NAMI Connection Peer-Run Support Group 9/29 NAMI Wilmington 21st Annual Walk 9/30

2508, 2023

Introducing our Newest Support Group!!

Nami Wilmington is happy to announce the Newest Peer Connections Support group at The Healing Place! The first meeting will be Wednesday September 6th at 6:30pm. We look forward to seeing you all there!

2108, 2023

Board Meeting Results – August 2023

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 NAMI Wilmington Chapter Public Board Meeting Present: Doug Engelman, Bob Taglin, Virginia Goldrick, Dennis Doll, Ben Holt, Sheryl Sparks, Kimberly Light, Ellen Galant, Laura Hatvany, Anna Petro and Jennifer Zufran. Via Zoom: Chuck Eldridge, Janis Eldridge, Alabama Stone, Kay Sargent and Michelle Hettmann. —-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Board meeting for the NAMI Wilmington Chapter was called to order by Doug Engelman, President at 7:00 pm. A quorum was established [...]

108, 2023

Youngish Peer Connections

Join us on Zoom! Every 1st and 3rd Thursday from 5:30 - 7:00pm. Youngish Peer Connections is a mental health support group for young(ish) people ages 18-35. Zoom Meeting ID: 861 9427 0173


108, 2023

NAMIWalks – Registration Is Now Open

Join the 21st Annual Walk For Awareness on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at Long Leaf Park dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families through support, education and advocacy. You can register HERE. Register Here!

1909, 2023

Annual Conference Announcements

Our 2023 Annual Conference agenda is up! Check out all of the speakers, breakout sessions, and exciting activities we have planned at this year's event. CLICK HERE

1909, 2023

Incarcerated Students Win Award for Mental Health Solution

A group of students incarcerated in a New Orleans juvenile detention center developed a mental health solution in response to a nationwide competition, submitted a video about it, and won. Known only as "The Voices Behind the Walls," these students, facing multiple charges and serious prison time if convicted, entered the competition to give a unique voice to youth mental health and the consequences of leaving it untreated. Read more here.

1909, 2023

Upcoming Events and Classes

HYBRID CLASSES (Offered In-Person, but with a Virtual Option): NAMI Basics, for the caregivers and support systems of children with mental health conditions, will soon be offered by NAMI Wake County in a hybrid format. Please click here to access our calendar. VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUP AND CLASS OPTIONS: Several NC affiliates are offering virtual support groups and classes. Please click here to access descriptions and a listing of available programs. PEER [...]

1209, 2023

Pets are a Positive for Mental Health

Give your pets an extra squeeze today! Not only are your goofy, loveable animals great companions, they are also beneficial for your mental health. Benefits of owning pets: Interacting with animals has been shown to decrease levels of cortisone (a stress hormone) and lower blood pressure. Pets can reduce loneliness, boost mood, and increase feelings of support. Pets can reduce anxiety and provide a calming presence. Some pets, especially dogs, can [...]

1209, 2023

North Carolina’s First Year with 988

It's been just over a year since the national Suicide & Crisis lifeline, 988, was launched in North Carolina. Since the beginning of 988, there has been a 31% increase in North Carolinians calling for support, and early indications suggest that 988 is highly effective in improving feelings of those who call with suicidal ideation. Read moreabout the success of 988 in North Carolina - and what is still needed to [...]

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Thu 21

Youngish Peer Connections Support Group

September 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Fri 22

NAMI Connection Peer-Run Support Group

September 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Wilmington NC
Wed 27

The Healing Place Peer Support Group

September 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Wilmington NC
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