Thursdays with NAMI – November 11, 2021 – 7pm

Lorraine Childs was raising her child the way she was raised: “I’m your mother. You do what I say.” But when her daughter was diagnosed with Defiant Mood Dysregulation Disorder and autism, she knew she needed help. She found it at NAMI Durham. Taking advantage of free classes and support groups, she learned new skills that helped with both parenting and self-care.

“I had to learn a new way of communicating,” she said. “Now I say how I feel and give her time to process.”

Today her child is grown and doing well, and Lorraine is on a mission. She shares her experience with others to let them know help is available. She has spoken at churches and is co-founder of NAMI Durham’s Stress and Anxiety Group for African Americans. She also works to eliminate all barriers to care – including stigma, finances, lack of information, or fear of being judged. Join us to hear this wise and relatable woman.

Thursdays with NAMI starts at 7pm and is free and open to all. Join us via Facebook Live or click here to register to participate via Zoom and to view the schedule for future sessions.