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2203, 2022

WECT on Mental Health

WECT hosted a 3 part series on mental health that aired on the 5 and 6 pm news on 3/15, 3/16, and 3/17. These news segments included interviews from NAMI members and discussed involuntary commitment, ED wait times, and other mental health treatment gaps. You can view the segments on VUIT or read part 1, part 2, and part 3 of the series by clicking the links.

2203, 2022

Crisis Intervention Training Opportunity

Part of Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) training for first responders includes NAMI members sharing their story about living with or alongside mental health challenges. The next training is taking place on Thursday March 24th from 10:45-11:45am at 24-Onslow EMS (234 NW Corridor Blvd, Jacksonville, NC 28540). If you are interested in participating in this training, please contact Laura at namibasicilm@gmail.com.

1503, 2022

Family-to-Family 8 Session Course

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 and Practices. Next session Every Monday for 8 weeks: Start date:  Monday 4/4/2022 Place: Cape Fear Christian Church 811 North College Road Wilmington, NC 28405 Time:  6:30-8:30 [...]

803, 2022

Attention NAMI Wilmington Membership

Attention NAMI Wilmington membership - the Annual Meeting of the Membership is being held on May 24, 2022, at which time the election of new board members will take place. Please review the biographies of the board member nominees here.

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1705, 2022

Trauma-Informed Care in the Classroom

Trauma-informed care, it is said, focuses not so much on "What is wrong with you" but "What happened to you?" It recognizes how early trauma significantly impacts the quality of life for the victim. A North Carolina State University professor gives insight on how teachers can build a sense of community and healing to students through trauma-informed teaching. To read more click HERE.

1705, 2022

Caring For Our First Responders

We all know how vital first responders are to the field of mental health. But what toll does this work have to the responders? A recent study indicates that EMS workers have an increased risk for mental health conditions. To read the full report, click HERE.

1705, 2022

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 [...]

305, 2022

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

NAMI North Carolina is proud to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month. Each week this month, Tuesday Newsday will include a short video of a person who speaks to the importance of this month. This week we feature Amy Gamble-- Olympic athlete, successful businessperson, and a person in recovery from Bipolar Disorder. Check out her story! <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zOeysOE2lPc" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>

305, 2022

In Memory of Naomi Judd

Country music fans everywhere are mourning the death of Naomi Judd, half of the mother-daughter duet The Judds. With a remarkable record of 20 top ten hits, 15 of which reached #1 on the charts, The Judds are perhaps best known for their moving song "Love Can Build a Bridge." While the details of Naomi's passing have not been released officially, her daughters Ashley and Wynonna tweeted "We lost our beautiful [...]

305, 2022

Thursdays with NAMI: It’s Peg Morrison’s Turn to Answer Questions

7 p.m. May 5, 2022 Who is Peg Morrison? Each week she hosts a weekly webinar, Thursdays with NAMI, and asks people about their mental health. But what do we know about her? To kick off May as Mental Health Awareness Month, NAMI NC Executive Director Garry Crites will interview Peg. WHAT WE DO KNOW: Peg is the Assistant Executive Director of NAMI North Carolina. She has been involved with NAMI [...]

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