We missed seeing you in person this year. If you weren’t able to join us virtually, it’s not too late to donate. The NAMI walk has always been our biggest fundraiser. It’s how we provide the Wilmington community with peer support groups, family support groups, veteran support, police crisis intervention training, in our own voice, the warm line and our resource manual. This year because of Covid, our resources are [...]
Here at NAMI NC we are so grateful for the entire NAMI family--our volunteers, members, donors and other supporters--THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! You put the "thanks" in Thanksgiving. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Please note that our offices and Helpline will be closed November 26th and 27th. We will re-open on Monday, November 30th at 8:30am. Additionally, Thursdays with NAMI will not be taking place this week. If [...]
As has become tradition in the last few years, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving is "Giving Tuesday." This day has become a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and commemorate generosity. This season, Giving Tuesday is being celebrated on December 1st! NAMI North Carolina is participating in this event. We hope you’ll mark your calendar, spread the word, and plan on donating to our mission for [...]
Community Inclusion (CI) is a movement to ensure that individuals with serious mental illness have meaningful participation in all levels of society. NAMI NC is holding a free virtual training on December 5th to teach YOU how to become a Community Inclusion Champion! You will learn what Community Inclusion is, how to start a Community Inclusion project in your area, and how to develop a grant application for funding CI in [...]
“Demand was beating supply before the pandemic, before the racial trauma, before the election and before the winter,” said Dr. Ken Duckworth, chief medical officer of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. “Now what you have is demand crushing supply.” For full news item click here.
Latinos have been disproportionately affected by the health and economic consequences of the pandemic, including experiencing a disproportionately high percent of Covid-19 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For full article click here
A surge in coronavirus cases nationwide has led to more restrictions. And people are struggling with how to deal with social isolation from friends and loved ones and how to live with school closings, rethinking holiday celebrations and working remotely. These hardships have led to public mental health challenges on a massive scale. There is small bit of good news, though, about a remedy we all have at our fingertips to [...]
Together, the pandemic and the holiday blues may pack a punch to our mental health Despite the plethora of warmth, love and joy that typically surround the last two months of the year, these holidays can be a looming cloud for some. Feelings of anxiety, loneliness, and more this time of year are known as holiday depression. . Click here for the full news item
How experts say you should cope It's a tradition for Nancy Haner Grantz to host a large crowd of family and friends for Thanksgiving dinner. The Louisville native opened her home to about 25 guests in 2019 to celebrate the holiday with turkey, stuffing and plenty of pie. This year, she's limiting the number to three guests, including herself. Click here to see the full article.
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. FREE Psychiatric Advance Directive (PADs) Trainings - Various dates. Click [...]
“Behind all their symptoms, there is usually a loving, breathing, feeling and sad individual who only wants to be understood like everyone else.” READ MORE »