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1804, 2023

Nami Wilmington Members of the Quarter

Life Changing Impact on NAMI and Beyond Paul and Laura Bobotas Laura and Paul Bobotas have been making a life-changing impact on the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Wilmington since they joined in June 2016. They quickly became dedicated members, attending the Family to Family and Family Support groups. When the moderators of these groups faced health issues, Laura and Paul stepped up to ensure that these vital [...]

2803, 2023

Board Meeting Results – March 2023

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 NAMI Wilmington Chapter Public Board Meeting Present: Alabama Stone, Chuck Eldridge, Janis Eldridge, Julie Morrow, Bob Taglin, and Marissa Button. Present via Zoom: Brian Mingia, Kay Sargent, Sue Howell, Ed and Kim Palmer. —-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Board meeting for the NAMI Wilmington Chapter was called to order by Alabama Stone, Vice President at 7:10 pm. A quorum was established with five board members present. Old Business: A motion was made by [...]

2802, 2023

Family-to-Family Registration

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidenced-based program. This means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition. NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive [...]

2802, 2023

Board Meeting Results

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 NAMI Wilmington Chapter Public Board Meeting Present: Doug Engelman, Chuck Eldridge, Janis Eldridge, Julie Morrow, Virginia Goldrick, Bob Taglin, Sue Howell, Hannah Raftery and Marissa Button. Present via Zoom: Alabama Stone, Brian Mingia, Kay Sargent, Sharon Hankins and Debra Kindervatter. —-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Board meeting for the NAMI Wilmington Chapter was called to order by Doug Engelman, President at 7:00 pm. A quorum was established with six board members present. Old Business: A [...]


2305, 2023

How Art Can Improve Your Mental Health

The notion that art, music, or dance can improve mental well-being is something many people intuitively understand but can lose sight of. However, there's a "robust" amount of evidence that creating, enjoying, or otherwise engaging with art can significantly benefit mental health. Read more about how you can incorporate art into your self-care routine.

2305, 2023

Upcoming Events and Classes

HYBRID CLASSES (Offered In-Person, but with a Virtual Option): NAMI Basics, for the caregivers and support systems of children with mental health conditions, will soon be offered by NAMI Wake County in a hybrid format. Please click here to access our calendar. 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. PEER [...]

1605, 2023

NAMIWalks NC 2023 is THIS WEEK!!

It's finally here! NAMIWalks 2023 is this Saturday, May 20, from 9am - 1pm at Perimeter Park in Morrisville. Our second in-person NAMIWalks NC since the pandemic promises to be an amazing event, with enlightening speakers and performers, interactive activity tents, a Kids Zone, sponsor and exhibitor tables, and more! Some of the great activities you will find at this year's walk include: Bounce houses and fun games for kids Photo [...]

1605, 2023

Congratulations to Jayvein Greene – NAMI National Youth Award Recipient 2023!

Congratulations to Jayvein Greene, recipient of the 2023 NAMI National Youth Award! Jayvein is the President of the NAMI on Campus chapter at Fayetteville State University, an active member of NAMI CHL, and the secretary of the Peer Leadership Council Executive Board. He is also the founder of ROOTS Mentoring, a nonprofit organization that serves at-risk youth in the Fayetteville community.

1605, 2023

NAMI NC Staff Deliver Presentation on NAMI Services at Lenovo LEAD APIDA Event

NAMI NC Events and Volunteer Manager Davine Laster and Marketing & Communications Manager Amy Brundle represented NAMI NC at a APIDA Heritage Month event hosted by Lenovo LEAD (Lenovo Employees of Asian Descent). Davine and Amy presented on NAMI signature programs, NAMIWalks, and mental health in general. Lenovo is a corporate partner of NAMI NC and a Gold Sponsor in this year's NAMIWalks NC.

1605, 2023

NAMI NC Advocate Proposes Bill to Install Suicide Prevention Signs

After her own near suicide 28 years ago, Fonda Bryant knows the meaning of a supportive voice in a moment of crisis. She is working with N.C. Rep. Carla Cunningham on a bill that would set aside funds for installing suicide prevention signs in parking decks. The bill, called the Fonda Bryant Suicide Prevention Signage Act, is currently before the North Carolina House of Representatives for consideration. Read more on Fonda's [...]

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