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1504, 2021

Vaccine Event

Partnership with Community Behavioral Health Providers Tuesday April 27, 2021 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Coastal Horizons Center  615 Shipyard Blvd. Wilmington, NC 28412 Pfizer vaccine offered. Appointments not required  Questions: Call 910.343.0145  Visit www.nhrmc.org/coronavirus to: Get up-to-date information from NHRMC on COVID-19 in our area Find tips for preventing the spread of COVID-19 Download Flyer Here    

604, 2021

Registration Is Now Open For Virtual NAMICon 2021

The culmination of events over the past year has demonstrated, more than ever, that there is no health without mental health. Finding solutions to our nation’s mental health epidemic will require all of us uniting to help our communities heal and thrive. And the time to unite is NOW. It’s time to ignite powerful conversations and time to connect at NAMICon, the annual national convention for NAMI, the National Alliance on [...]

1304, 2021

New Bill Targets Transgender Rights

Last week, three North Carolina lawmakers introduced a bill which would ban gender-affirming treatment for people under age 21, even if judged medically necessary by their parents and doctors. It also contains several other controversial actions such as requiring school personnel to reliably distinguish, determine, and report on “gender nonconformity” to guardians. For many reasons, NAMI NC strongly opposes SB 514, the so-called Youth Health Protection Act. Members of the transgender community routinely [...]

1304, 2021

The HIPAA-potamus In The Room: How Does HIPAA Affect Peers and Should It Be Changed?

If you’ve seen a doctor in the past 20 years you’ve come across HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). It’s that form you sign to acknowledge your doctor’s privacy policy. It’s also the law that prevents hospitals from giving updates to family members without a patient’s express consent. In December the government proposed changes to HIPAA, and they could be controversial. For example, doctors could more easily share [...]

1304, 2021

Psychiatric Advance Directive Webinar

A mental health crisis is never planned and often happens unexpectedly. Come and learn how you can empower yourself or loved one with a legal document that allows YOUR or your loved one’s wishes to be considered and known if you or they are ever incapable of making a decision or communicating clearly and effectively. Click here for other training dates, and links to more information about establishing a PAD (Psychiatric Advance [...]

1304, 2021

What Steps Have You Taken?

You are needed this year more than ever. Recent surveys have shown that one in three U.S. adults reported experiencing depression or anxiety since the pandemic began. Educating the public about mental health and delivering NAMI’s programs and advocacy are vital to our public health. NAMIWalks , NAMI North Carolina’s largest fundraiser and awareness event of the year, is critical to support our mental health mission. While NAMIWalks United Day of Hope for this virtual event [...]

1304, 2021

Mental Health Community Outreach Day in Clayton

This Sunday NAMI Johnson County will be on hand at a Mental Health Community Outreach Day being held noon to 5pm at the Cleveland Draft House at 461 Shotwell Road in Clayton, NC. There will be local craft vendors and other informational booths and the music of "2 Digh 4" from 2p-5pm. For more information on the event or NAMI Johnston County call 919-980-5277 or email namijcnc@gmail.com

1304, 2021

Teens Are Growing More Depressed. Could This Mental Health Warning App Help?

When Doug Kaufman left TransLoc, the Durham-based transportation technology startup he sold to Ford Motor Co., he thought he would take an extended break from the business world. Around the time he left TransLoc in 2019, Kaufman and his wife noticed a change in his teenage daughter’s behavior. Thinking it was just typical teenage moodiness, he decided it was best to give her some space. But that moodiness was actually a [...]

1304, 2021

‘You Are Not Alone’: College Students Help Others Through Mental Health Struggles In Year of Pandemic

One in five college students has engaged in self-harm, according to a study from the National Institutes of Health conducted before the pandemic began. But since the pandemic, mental health experts say those statistics have only intensified. Four Clemson University students are fighting to help their fellow classmates cope with struggles and make everyone on their campus feel like they are being heard. Their club is called “You Are Not Alone” [...]

1304, 2021

Upcoming Events and Classes

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. FREE Psychiatric Advance [...]

604, 2021

Many Folks Are Off And Running To Make A Difference In The Mental Health Community!

It may be called a Walk, but several participants are already off and running - at least as far as their fundraising efforts go! Every year, NAMI NC hosts NAMIWalks, our biggest fundraiser and mental health awareness event of the year. While the United Day of Hope isn't until May 22nd, it's never to early to signup and start with your fundraising efforts! Over 40 people have already raised $100 or [...]

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