Disaster Distress Hotline

March 26, 2020

With NAMI Wilmington Support groups cancelled until further notice, there is still help if you need to speak to someone.  For individuals coping with depression, addiction, anxiety, stress or other conditions due to the coronavirus, call: Disaster Distress Hotline 1.800.985.5990 Or text TalkWithUs 66746 Trained crisis counselors are on call.

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STILL TIME TO REGISTER!

January 9, 2020

NAMI Wilmington only offers this free program once a year. If you’ve been hearing all the rave reviews and have always wanted to take this evidence based course, now is the time to act. Registration is Required. Every Tuesday April 7 – May 26 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm   WHAT IS NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY? NAMI more »

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Important Announcements

March 26, 2020

* The  Family to Family educational class has been cancelled until further notice. *  All Support groups (NAMI Connection, Family Support Group and Co-occuring Disorder Support Group) have been cancelled until further notice.

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Virtual NAMI Walks

  That’s right! NAMIWalks is going Virtual this year! What does that mean? It’s like the regular NAMIWalks, only with a greater reach: the reach of your imagination, the breadth of your compassion. Virtual NAMIWalks will take place on May 30th, 2020 In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, this year we are looking forward more »

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Coronavirus: Mental Health Coping Strategies

By Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, CPRP | Mar. 20, 2020 The coronavirus can significantly affect mental health for everyone, but especially for those with mental illness. Both the anxiety of contracting the disease as well as the increase in loneliness and isolation can worsen and trigger symptoms. Acknowledging, recognizing and acting on mental distress more »

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Stop Making Things Harder For Those Who Already Struggle

By Dimitrios Tsatiris, M.D. | Mar. 04, 2020 I was a third-year medical student when I decided to become a psychiatrist. As part of my medical training, I worked for a primary care physician. My responsibilities included interviewing patients and presenting my findings to him. I remember the appointment that changed the trajectory of my more »

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The Many Forms Of Mental Illness Discrimination

By Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, CPRP | Mar. 11, 2020 Discrimination against people with mental illness is widespread. It can be highly detrimental to reaching and staying in recovery. At times, as sad as it may be, the best way for us to manage discrimination is to know it exists, be prepared for it more »

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Why We Must Improve Police Responses To Mental Illness

By Johnny Rice II, DrPH, M.S | Mar. 02, 2020 As a criminal justice professor, I follow crime and justice news on a regular basis. Crime and justice news can help explain why people commit crime and engage in deviant acts, inform crime prevention and response, and shine a light on emerging issues in the more »

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