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2103, 2023

Upcoming Support Groups

Please join us for the following support groups these coming weeks: Family Support Group 3/22 Senior’s Mental Health Talk Group 3/23 NAMI Connection Peer-Run Support Group 3/24 Family to Family Educational Program 3/28 Family Support Group 3/29 NAMI Connection Peer-Run Support Group 3/31

2802, 2023

Family-to-Family Registration

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidenced-based program. This means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition. NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive [...]

2802, 2023

Board Meeting Results

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 NAMI Wilmington Chapter Public Board Meeting Present: Doug Engelman, Chuck Eldridge, Janis Eldridge, Julie Morrow, Virginia Goldrick, Bob Taglin, Sue Howell, Hannah Raftery and Marissa Button. Present via Zoom: Alabama Stone, Brian Mingia, Kay Sargent, Sharon Hankins and Debra Kindervatter. —-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Board meeting for the NAMI Wilmington Chapter was called to order by Doug Engelman, President at 7:00 pm. A quorum was established with six board members present. Old Business: A [...]


2103, 2023

A Traumatic Car Accident Was Part of Her Faith Journey

Thursdays with NAMI: A traumatic car accident was part of her faith journey Thursday, March 23, 7:00pm Amy Brundle was on track. It was the week before she started seminary, and she was eager to start her master’s program. It seemed as though God was in heaven, and all was right with the world. Then it happened. As she drove home from her last summer trip before classes, a terrible collision [...]

2103, 2023

NAMIWalks NC Official Kickoff Event a Success!

On Friday, March 17, NAMI NC officially started its NAMIWalks season with a kickoff event held at the Sertoma Arts Center in Raleigh. Team captains, board members, and individual walkers got to enjoy breakfast from Bbee's Catering and a presentation with useful walk information and inspiring stories. It was a great day to build community around the NAMIWalks mission, and begin what we hope will be our best NAMIWalks season yet! [...]

2103, 2023

NAMI NC Partners with the Carolina Hurricanes for Hockey Talks 2023

NAMI NC partnered with the Carolina Hurricanes for their fifth annual Hockey Talks game against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday, March 14. The NHL hosts Hockey Talks games to raise awareness and reduce stigma around mental illness. Our staff were able to have a table on the main concourse, where we engaged fans in conversations about their own experiences with mental health. We were also able to engage players in the [...]

2103, 2023

Governor Cooper Releases Proposed Budget for 2023-2025

Governor Roy Cooper released his budget proposal for the 2023-2025 fiscal years on Wednesday, March 15. Titled "First in Opportunity," the budget proposal includes a $1 billion plan through the Improve Health Outcomes for People Everywhere fund, or "IHOPE." The plan focuses on improving access to mental health services, building community supports for people in crisis, and using data and technology to improve health access and outcomes. Read the full budget [...]

2103, 2023

Which Type of Therapy is Right for You?

Congratulations! You've made the hard choice to seek recovery from your mental health condition with psychotherapy. But which kind of therapy is right for you? A recent article by Medical Xpress breaks down five popular types of therapy and how they may work for you, including CBT, acceptance and commitment, psychodynamic, narrative, and person-centered therapy. Read more here.

2103, 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 [...]

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