19th Annual Walk for Awareness taking place on Saturday October 2, 2021 at Long Leaf Park, Wilmington. https://namiwilmington.org/event/19th-annual-walk-for-awareness/
On October 9, 2021, NAMI will be holding its widely-acclaimed State-wide Mental Health Conference. In addition to offering a broad array of speakers, sessions, and exhibits, NAMI NC is looking forward to seeing YOU there! That's right - we are happy to announce that this will be an in-person event this year. The conference will be held at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh, NC. Stay tuned to future Tuesday Newsdays for [...]
Thursdays with NAMI-July 29, 2021-7 p.m. Everyone can agree that involuntary commitment (IVC) to in-patient psychiatric care should be a last resort for folks who live with mental health conditions. So why have IVC’s increased 91 percent over 10 years in North Carolina, far outpacing population growth? The data comes from a 2020 study by Promise Resource Network of Charlotte and Assistant Public Defender Robert Ward of Mecklenburg County. Apparently, it’s [...]
Did you know that NC is home to the largest population of Indigenous people east of the Mississippi River? This week's spotlight for Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is our indigenous community. Mental health and emotional well-being among Native people are often closely tied to cultural traditions of prayer and ceremony. In recent generations, these supportive cultural traditions have been endangered by forced assimilation. The process of forced assimilation included children [...]
There has been harmful rhetoric that promotes toxic masculinity and hinders men’s willingness to address their mental health. The rhetoric may stem from some people's beliefs that men shouldn’t express their emotions and should be able to endure their traumas and stress in isolation. Research shows that men are less likely to seek mental health services and are more likely to die by suicide. On Thursday, July 29th at noon, join [...]
Word continues to get out about NAMI NC's wonderful Helpline service! Last year NAMI NC received approximately 2,000 inquiries from individuals seeking help with all issues mental health-related. While this is not a professional counseling service, our Helpline is here to provide callers with various mental health information, the warm support they need, and/or to suggest partner agencies that may be able to provide more specialized assistance. Could you or someone [...]
In a unique move, two social workers will now be stationed at the Nash County Sheriff’s Office. Their purpose? To help in ways deputies can’t. For full news item click here.
First responders are trying to improve their mental health after years of responding to traumatizing calls. Two former Charlotte-Mecklenburg officers are speaking out to spread awareness after facing their own demons. For full news item click here.
Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka, Raven Saunders and others have publicly taken their mental health into their hands in a way never seen before in elite sports. For full news item click here.
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Bailey Lynn and her friends often talked about the toll the virus has taken. Still, the high school senior was surprised recently by the results of a survey she created to assess her classmates' mental health during the pandemic: Only a quarter who said they thought they needed a therapist had access to one. Click here for full news item
NAMI and its affiliates have adapted many NAMI programs to meet the needs of maintaining a social distance between participants during the pandemic. Highlights of our virtual and online programs are listed below. 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. COMMUNITY INCLUSION CONVERSATIONS, Click here for more information. Minority Mental Health [...]