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1409, 2021

NAMI NC Annual Conference To Be Held on October 9th!

NAMI NC has been hard at work to convert this year's conference from an in-person event to a user-friendly virtual experience. The platform and registration are scheduled to be open next week. Thank you for your patience... What you haven't heard about the Conference? It is going to be held on October 9th on a new virtual platform. The theme of the 2021 NAMI NC Annual Conference is “Growth and Grace.” Presenters will [...]

1409, 2021

Want To Recognize Someone For Their Work In Mental Health??!

Every year, NAMI North Carolina recognizes individuals or organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary work and advocacy on behalf of all those affected by mental illness. There are several award categories that are considered, like the Youth Empowerment Award, given to recognize a youth (25 years or younger) with a connection to mental illness who has had a significant impact in the community through activities such as bringing youth into NAMI, involvement [...]

1409, 2021

NAMI NC Communications

All NAMI North Carolina members should have received a separate communication last week about voting in this year's NAMI NC Board of Director elections and proposed bylaws revisions. The NAMI North Carolina Board plays a critical role in NAMI NC’s successful operation. Member votes must be received by 9am on October 4th to be counted. If you are a member and have not received your ballot via a separate email message, [...]

1409, 2021

Chris Yount Speaks Candidly About Schizoaffective Disorder

Thursdays with NAMI - 7 p.m. September 16, 2021 Chris Yount’s first hospitalization occurred in New York City after he flew in on a whim and took a cab to the NBC offices at the Rockefeller Center. He wanted to ask the staff of David Letterman why there was no response after Chris had mailed in a series of hilarious comedy sketches. But when the taxi dropped him off, he stopped [...]

1409, 2021

The NAMI NC Offices Will Be Closed 9/20

The NAMI NC Offices will be closed next Monday 9/20. Our Helpline will remain in service from 8:30a-5pm at 800.451.9682, Text at 919.999.6527, or email helpline@naminc.org

1409, 2021

This is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month!

While suicide prevention is important every day of the year, September has been officially designated as National Suicide Prevention Month. This month in particular is a time to focus resources on changing the conversation from suicide to suicide prevention. During this month, NAMI and other organizations and individuals around the world come together to build awareness of the resources available to help prevent the loss of even one more life by [...]

1409, 2021

30% More Patients Sought Mental Health Care During The Pandemic, UNC Says

COVID-19 has been in America for more than 18 months. Many people are exhausted, frustrated and angry with how the pandemic has affected life. Dr. Crystal Schiller, a clinical psychologist with UNC Medical Center says they have seen a 30% increase in people receiving mental health assistance in the past 18 months. For full news item click here

1409, 2021

Venus Williams: The Thing That Has Really Made Me Tough

"it is incredibly frustrating to me that only an estimated half of those who have mental illness get the treatment they need. As we confront the devastating impact of the pandemic, support for our mental health is more urgent than ever. I would imagine that if you’re reading this column, you know someone who has or is struggling emotionally. I know I do." Click for Full Essay in New York Times

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