NAMI NC is very pleased to announce Holly Hill as a Gold Sponsor of NAMIWalks Your Way North Carolina. Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Holly Hill Hospital with its children and adult campuses has a staff of clinicians with extensive experience in the fields of mental health and addiction. Recognizing the need for our efforts, Holly Hill chose to support NAMI NC’s largest awareness and fundraising event of 2021 as a [...]
Join us on Thursdays with NAMI for a conversation with Raleigh resident Alyssa Vine-Hodge. She is the author of The Sense About Madness: A Raw Look at Child Abuse, Sexual Violence, and Mental Illness, which one critic described as ‘an incredibly brave, thoughtful and intensely personal story of a survivor.’ Alyssa is a member of the Speakers Bureau for RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. Through collaborating with other [...]
A big CONGRATULATIONS goes out to the recent graduates of NAMI NC’s Program Leader training. (class picture above) These volunteers will be facilitating one of various NAMI's Connection Recovery Support Groups taking place across the state. For more information on these programs or if you are interested in becoming a Program Leader yourself, please visit the program section of our website. A big THANK YOU to these volunteers, as well [...]
NAMI High Country is sponsoring a three session series on Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life. The virtual series begins April 10, at noon and is facilitated by Ed Rothstein . Free Workbook provided.(Copies are limited) Click here to register and see the NAMI High Country events calendar for more information.
OPA! You may know this traditional way of expressing enthusiasm in Greek culture. (Or when smashing plates!) In this case, NAMI NC would like to get in the spirit and say "OPA!" to show our excitement and appreciation for a very special "Greek" Organization at the North Carolina State University. NCSU's chapter of Omega Phi Alpha's permanent service focus is on Mental Health (Omega Phi Alpha is spelled ΩΦA in Greek [...]
There have been many celebrities working on normalising and breaking the stigma of having Bipolar disorder. For full news item, click here
The officer who Cassandra Quinto-Collins says kneeled on her son’s neck for over four minutes assured her it was standard protocol for sedating a person experiencing a mental breakdown. “I was there watching it the whole time,” Quinto-Collins told The Associated Press. “I just trusted that they knew what they were doing.” Full news item can be found here
The turmoil of 2020, ranging across a pandemic, social unrest, climate disasters and a divisive presidential election, have put unusual pressure on business leaders faced with improving the mental health and well-being of employees. Click here for full news item.
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. A Three Session [...]
The culmination of events over the past year has demonstrated, more than ever, that there is no health without mental health. Finding solutions to our nation’s mental health epidemic will require all of us uniting to help our communities heal and thrive. And the time to unite is NOW. It’s time to ignite powerful conversations and time to connect at NAMICon, the annual national convention for NAMI, the National Alliance on [...]