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2102, 2023

NAMI Wilmington Introduces Ending the Silence

We have been concerned that we've been lacking in offering support and awareness programs for our under 18 population.  To address that need, we've launched a new "Ending the Silence" initiative. Ending the Silence is a great program targeting Middle School, High School, and College students.  Under this new initiative, we are in the process of training 3 pairs of presenters, with the expectation of several more in the coming year. This [...]

2102, 2023

A Boy Broken

Help Support NAMI Wilmington, and read about a father’s journey through his son’s mental illness, loss and a search for meaning. In our society, individuals with mental illness often are stigmatized due to misunderstanding and fear. Families with a member diagnosed as a person with mental illness may find themselves forced to restructure themselves around the idea that they are now coping with a family member who may be subject to [...]

2401, 2023

Comedy For a Cause Fundraiser – SOLD OUT!

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported this event to benefit NAMI Wilmington. We look forward to seeing you there! We will have "will call" for those tickets not easily transferred before the event.

301, 2023

Postponement of Support Resources Group

We have temporarily postponed our Co-Occurring Group.  To maintain our group fidelity, we are seeking a second Facilitator for this group.  Please contact Chuck Eldridge at namiwilm@gmail.com for more information


2305, 2023

How Art Can Improve Your Mental Health

The notion that art, music, or dance can improve mental well-being is something many people intuitively understand but can lose sight of. However, there's a "robust" amount of evidence that creating, enjoying, or otherwise engaging with art can significantly benefit mental health. Read more about how you can incorporate art into your self-care routine.

2305, 2023

Upcoming Events and Classes

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 to access our calendar. 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. PEER [...]

1605, 2023

NAMIWalks NC 2023 is THIS WEEK!!

It's finally here! NAMIWalks 2023 is this Saturday, May 20, from 9am - 1pm at Perimeter Park in Morrisville. Our second in-person NAMIWalks NC since the pandemic promises to be an amazing event, with enlightening speakers and performers, interactive activity tents, a Kids Zone, sponsor and exhibitor tables, and more! Some of the great activities you will find at this year's walk include: Bounce houses and fun games for kids Photo [...]

1605, 2023

Congratulations to Jayvein Greene – NAMI National Youth Award Recipient 2023!

Congratulations to Jayvein Greene, recipient of the 2023 NAMI National Youth Award! Jayvein is the President of the NAMI on Campus chapter at Fayetteville State University, an active member of NAMI CHL, and the secretary of the Peer Leadership Council Executive Board. He is also the founder of ROOTS Mentoring, a nonprofit organization that serves at-risk youth in the Fayetteville community.

1605, 2023

NAMI NC Staff Deliver Presentation on NAMI Services at Lenovo LEAD APIDA Event

NAMI NC Events and Volunteer Manager Davine Laster and Marketing & Communications Manager Amy Brundle represented NAMI NC at a APIDA Heritage Month event hosted by Lenovo LEAD (Lenovo Employees of Asian Descent). Davine and Amy presented on NAMI signature programs, NAMIWalks, and mental health in general. Lenovo is a corporate partner of NAMI NC and a Gold Sponsor in this year's NAMIWalks NC.

1605, 2023

NAMI NC Advocate Proposes Bill to Install Suicide Prevention Signs

After her own near suicide 28 years ago, Fonda Bryant knows the meaning of a supportive voice in a moment of crisis. She is working with N.C. Rep. Carla Cunningham on a bill that would set aside funds for installing suicide prevention signs in parking decks. The bill, called the Fonda Bryant Suicide Prevention Signage Act, is currently before the North Carolina House of Representatives for consideration. Read more on Fonda's [...]

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