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1705, 2022

Next Board Meeting

Please join us for our next board meeting on 5/24/22 from 7-8pm at UNCW Bear Hall Room 102 (5174 Randall Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403). The newly elected board members will be announced at this meeting. You can also join us via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82176256687


1309, 2022


Saturday, September 17, 2022 9:00am - 5:00pm https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84755223290 Sponsored by NAMI North Carolina and NAMI North Carolina Council of Affiliate Presidents

1309, 2022

Dealing with Suicide Ideation

Suicide ideation--the presence of serious thoughts about ending one's life--is more common than people realize. Studies indicate that in an average year, over 4% of Americans think seriously about ending their lives by suicide, without necessarily making a plan. In some states, the percentage is almost 7%. While suicide ideation is worrying and should be discussed with a crisis counselor or medical health professional, there may be things that the person [...]

1309, 2022

A Walk in the Woods

Whether you are an inveterate hiker or simply like being outside, you have experienced the sense of well-being that these activities produce. By contrast, urban-dwellers have sometimes expressed a higher incidence of mental health struggles than their counterparts with easier access to nature. Scientists have never completely understood these phenomena, but recent studies have indicated that there are, indeed, benefits to the amygdala, a portion of the brain that regulates emotions, [...]

1309, 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. 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 Orange County in a hybrid format. Please click here [...]

609, 2022

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

In recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, each week Tuesday Newsday will present some aspect of this important and difficult topic. On the evening of September 13, your local PBS station will air a new documentary entitled Facing Suicide. Featuring NAMI North Carolina Board of Director member Fonda Bryant, the film highlights the importance of social support and candor in overcoming suicidal thoughts. The documentary presents the poignant stories of those [...]

609, 2022

A Talk with Sean Wellington, Host of the Highly Rated Podcast, Suicide Noted

Thursdays with NAMI: A Talk with Sean Wellington, Host of the Highly Rated Podcast, Suicide Noted 7 p.m. September 8, 2022 Sean Wellington of Chapel Hill is the producer and host of Suicide Noted, a podcast where all of the guests are suicide attempt survivors. He started the series on the 20th anniversary of his best friend's death by suicide. Sean is also a seasoned storyteller and founder of GRIT: True [...]

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