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1806, 2024

Upcoming Support Groups

Please join us for the following support groups these coming weeks: The Healing Place Peer Support Group 6/19 Youngish Peer Connections Support Group 6/20 NAMI Connection Peer-Run Support Group 6/21 The Healing Place Peer Support Group 6/26 Family Support Group 6/26 Senior’s Mental Health Talk Group 6/27 NAMI Connection Peer-Run Support Group 6/28

2805, 2024

Save the Date!!

Join NAMI-Wilmington's 22nd Annual Walk for Awareness on Saturday, October 5, 2024, at Long Leaf Park, dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families through support, education, and advocacy. More details to follow.

1805, 2024

Nami Wilmington May Board Meeting Results

Thursday, May 16, 2024 NAMI-Wilmington Public Board Meeting Present: Chuck Eldridge, Janis Eldridge, Julie Morrow, Kimberly Light, Dan Nelson, Dylan Andrews, Megan Weber-Youssefi, Laura Hatvany, Jacob Bahimcle, Jessi Yarbrough, Gigi Matheny and Caleb Barker. Via Zoom: Doug Engelman, Alabama Stone, Sheryl Sparks and Kay Sargent. . —------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Board meeting for the NAMI-Wilmington was called to order by Doug Engelman, President at 6:00 pm. A quorum was established with five board [...]


1806, 2024

NAMI NC Celebrates CIT Stars at First Awards Luncheon

NAMI North Carolina emphasized its focus on supporting Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) by hosting an awards luncheon at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh on June 12, 2024. During the luncheon, NAMI NC distributed eight CIT Stars Awards, highlighting the incomparable work of men and women across the state dedicated to improving Crisis Intervention Teams in their communities. See All CIT Awards Winners

1806, 2024

NAMI NC Blog: A Reflection of Excoriation

We’re familiar with self-harm as an unhealthy coping mechanism for mental illness, but what about excoriation? Also known as “skin-picking,” this compulsive practice can leave scarring and damage tissue. Author Sydney Morrison compassionately reflects on this condition, and possible therapies to correct it. Read More

1806, 2024

US Surgeon General Calls for Warning Labels on Social Media

Amidst a “mental health emergency,” Dr. Vivek H. Murthy called for social media companies to be required to use warning labels on their platforms, claiming that social media is negatively affecting youth mental health. His suggestion was published in a New York Times opinion piece on Monday. Read More

1806, 2024

NAMI Hearts+Minds

NAMI Hearts+Minds is an all-day course that teaches how physical and mental health are intricately connected. Participants will learn techniques for caring for their physical and mental health together, including exercise and diet, improving sleep, smoking and alcohol cessation, building social support, and overcoming chronic pain. Friday, July 12, 2024 - 9:00am-5:00pm - Virtual Interested? Contact Diane Krisanda, NAMI South Mountains President, at namisouthmountainsnc@gmail.com for more information.

1106, 2024

June is PRIDE Month

Pride Month, celebrated every June, is a time set aside to celebrate self-acceptance, equality, and love, particularly among those in the LGBTQ+ community. It’s an occasion where LGBTQ+ people can reflect on how far they’ve come and how much ground they’ve achieved for equality, while also realizing that there is so much more work to be done. What if I identify as LGBTQ+ but I’m struggling? If you’re having a hard [...]

1106, 2024

4 Ways Employers Can Break the Stigma of Men’s Mental Health

June is Men’s Mental Health Month. Because of entrenched stigma, men often do not disclose mental health conditions or seek needed accommodations, especially in a work setting. An article in Forbes this month discusses ways that employers can break this stigma and create a culture of openness and support for men. Read More

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The Healing Place Peer Support Group

June 26 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm EDT
Wilmington NC
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Wilmington NC
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