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911, 2021

NAMI NC 2021 Awards Presented This Past Saturday

One of the highlights of NAMI North Carolina’s Annual Meeting is the presentation of our annual awards. Nominated by others in the NAMI community, the award recipients are people who have distinguished themselves in our fourfold mission to support those with mental health conditions and their loved ones, educate people on mental health and recovery, advocate for our priorities to those in seats of power, and to generate public awareness on [...]

911, 2021

Eliminating Barriers and Learning a New Way of Communicating

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. [...]

911, 2021

Afghan Refugees Experiencing PTSD Need Mental Health Support As They Resettle

Asheville, Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro and Raleigh are starting to see Afghan refugees, who were displaced from their home country in August, resettle in North Carolina. As they arrive, other Afghan residents already in this state have lessons in some of the mental health challenges that often accompany refugees fleeing turmoil who are suddenly thrust into a new life in a foreign place. For full news item click here.

911, 2021

Actress Glenn Close Sees Her Fatal Attraction Character in a New Light After Fighting for Mental Health

Actress Glenn Close has enjoyed a celebrated career in the film industry, but she once worried she could be risking it all by speaking out against the stigma around mental illness. "There did come a time when I thought, 'I wonder if I'm known in my industry as somebody who comes out and is against stigma and talks about mental health if that's going to affect my career,'" Close told CNN [...]

911, 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 [...]

211, 2021

Many Municipal Elections Occurring Across NC -TODAY!

Care about affordable housing? Transportation, public safety, or other local issues? If you haven’t already, you may want to check whether or not your county or town has one of the more than 930 local elections in NC scheduled for today. As a NAMI Advocate Engagement Manager points out, locally elected officials affect our community-based services and supports. If your county or city operates mobile crisis services or peer support programs, your [...]

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