Dr. Courtney Tracy and CEO of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Dan Gillison, discuss the increase in mental illness amid the pandemic and breaking stigmas that keep many from seeking help. For full news item click here.
In 2019, employers were just starting to grasp the prevalence of mental health challenges at work, the need to address stigma, and the emerging link to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). One silver lining amid all the disruption and trauma over the last two years is the normalization of these challenges. For full news item click here
The same day UNC-Chapel Hill student leaders called on the university to cancel classes for at least a day this week for mental health, school officials announced that they would do so. For full news item click here.
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 [...]
We would like to thank all those who attended our NAMI Walk on October 2nd. We truly appreciate all your continued support and generousity. We had over 250 people register to walk at NAMI Wilmington's 19th Annual Walk for Awareness. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather, exercise, education and fellowship. The silent auction, 50/50 raffle and raffle table were all a huge success thanks to our many generous partners. 10 new members [...]
We believe that mental health conditions are important to discuss year-round, but highlighting them during Mental Illness Awareness Week provides a dedicated time for mental health advocates across the country to come together as one unified voice. Since 1990, when Congress officially established the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), advocates have worked together to conduct activities, large or small, to educate the public about mental [...]
Though it’s often under reported, major depression is a significant cause of disability in the United States. Intervention is important. Taking a mental health screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible. A free screening tool can be found here
What a great way to conclude this year's Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW). This Saturday, the 2021 NAMI NC Annual Conference will be held virtually and it's open to anyone that has an interest in mental health. The theme of the 2021 NAMI NC Annual Conference is “Growth and Grace.” NAMI CEO Dan Gillison will kick off the event and other presenters will offer sessions related to enriching mental health in [...]
Thursdays with NAMI -October 7, 2021-7pm Jon Robinson of Kansas City, Missouri, lived with panic attacks, anxiety, and depression. Like many individuals with severe mental illness, he died too early, passing away in his sleep in 2018 at just 43 years of age. His brother, Tait, needed to DO something with his grief. So… he decided to run 320 miles across the state of Missouri in seven days. His mission was [...]
It could be in suicide prevention, reducing stigma, or other efforts in support of those affected by mental illness. NOW IS THE TIME THAT YOU CAN TAKE A STEP towards demonstrating your appreciation. Every year, NAMI North Carolina recognizes individuals or organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary efforts on behalf of those affected by mental illness. There are many award categories--Check them out on the NAMI NC nomination form. Nominations will be [...]