NAMI Wilmington is excited to announce our Family to Family Educational Program starting Tuesday March 14 @6-8PM in the Harrelson Center. Please visit namiwilmington.org for registration. Or write to email@example.com for early registration. Family-to-Family is a free, 8 session course taught by two trained volunteer teachers who themselves have a family member or loved one with a mental illness. In 2013 Family-to-Family was added to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs [...]
In order to support our Family to Family education, Laura Babotas has accepted the Teaching role with Virginia Goldrick. We will combine our Parents of Adolescents program with the Family Support Program. Sara Hobgood will assume the primary Facilitator role of the Family Support meetings. Special thanks to Paul and Laura Babatos for their incredible commitment to the Family Support Program. We are unable to count the number of family members [...]
Attention Amazon Shoppers! NAMI-Wilmington has signed up for the Amazon Smile Program. What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. When you shop with AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast [...]
Do you need support with mental health or substance use concerns? The NAMI Wilmington Support Resources group starts this Saturday, November 12th at 6:30pm. Please join us at the Peer Recovery Resource Room located at the Harrelson Center in downtown Wilmington. We can support you on your recovery journey!
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Thursdays with NAMI: Craig Waleed knows what it means to 'unlock the box' after incarceration Thursday, January 19, 7:00pm Craig Waleed's mission is to disrupt the community-to-prison pipeline. Using a combination of lived experience and formal education, he educates and motivates others to overcome life's barriers and make life a more rewarding experience. He joined Disability Rights North Carolina in May 2022 to manage the Unlock the Box (UTB) Campaign Against [...]
NAMI Provider is a 4 hour seminar staff development program for health care organizations that provide services for people affected by mental illness. This unique program is led by people living well in recovery, family members, and health care providers. The primary goal of this program is to promote collaboration between the client, their family and health care staff. Having everyone engaged in the recovery process facilitates better outcomes. NAMI South [...]
NAMI Smarts for Advocacy Turn your passion and your lived experience into a positive voice for mental health with the NAMI Smarts for Advocacy training. NAMI Smarts for Advocacy will enhance your advocacy skills and help you shape a powerful and personal story that will move policymakers. This training will also give you step-by-step tools and the hands-on practice you need to feel clear, confident and ready to make a difference. [...]
When diagnosing depression, mental health providers have largely relied on one set of criteria or list of symptoms. However, this set of criteria often doesn't take into account that depression can manifest differently in minority or marginalized groups of people, including black women. Researchers are discovering that signs of depression in black women trend away from the "traditional" symptoms of depression. Read more about their study.
Two recent research studies have determined that up to half of people with schizophrenia may have a lack of insight into their own mental illness. Reduced insight or awareness of illness is associated with several negative outcomes, including severe symptoms, worse psychosocial functioning and lower prognosis. Read more on these important studies.
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. 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 [...]
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