Thank you to all that came out for NAMIWalks Your Way. The United Day of Hope was held on Saturday, when over 30 NAMI affiliates and thousands of people came together to "Walk" for awareness and build mental health resources. We are truly inspired by the level of support for this virtual event. To date, over $118,000 has been raised towards our goal of $150,000! We would like to thank all [...]
Interested in making a difference? NAMI NC’s 2021 Advocacy Day is scheduled for June 11th. While advocacy is important throughout the year, this day is dedicated to energizing and mobilizing everyone in our state that wants to improve mental health care in North Carolina—so mark your calendars! Informative, educational, and motivational speakers for this event will include State Senators and mental health advocates. This year, Advocacy Day is a virtual event beginning at 1pm [...]
A group of students was asked to work on a Wicked Problem – in other words, one that’s difficult to solve because of incomplete, contradictory, or changing requirements. As they considered the assignment they reflected on their own life experience – the stress and pressure they felt about grades and other things. Then they selected mental illness as the focus and called the project Aides for Anxiety. As a team they [...]
NAMI has sent out the Spring Edition of the Advocate magazine. This edition is focused around the theme of “Bringing Our Community Together," featuring articles addressing topics such as: How group therapy functions in a remote environment How 988 is an opportunity to change our crisis response system How the new Accelerating Medicines Partnership will research better treatments for schizophrenia How the NAMI HelpLine has expanded to support the growing mental [...]
NAMI National has reconfigured its organizational structure and refined its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategy. Embedding JUSTICE as one of the pillars of DEI will transform our operations and reorient mindsets toward a focus on cultural humility and the role it will play in achieving NAMI’s justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) goals across the Alliance. Join us on May 27, 2021, from 4:00pm to 5:30pm in a thought-provoking discussion, [...]
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced the availability of $14.2 million from the American Rescue Plan to expand pediatric mental health care access by integrating telehealth services into pediatric primary care. The funding will expand Pediatric Mental Health Care Access (PMHCA) projects into new states and geographic areas nationwide, including tribal areas. For full news item, click here.
Michelle Williams is speaking candidly about her mental health journey. While appearing virtually on Good Morning America Thursday to promote her new book, Checking In, the 41-year-old singer chatted about her mental health and how she wasn't officially diagnosed with depression until later in life. For full news item, click here.
As more mental health patients find themselves handcuffed in a police car headed to a psychiatric hospital, a bipartisan group of lawmakers filed a package of bills that would offer community-based alternatives for people in mental health crisis. For link to the film and 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 [...]
NAMIWalks that is, NAMI NC’s biggest fundraising and awareness event of the year! It’s not to late to join in. We are happy to report that almost $98,000 has been raised so far, but we still have a ways to go to reach our goal of $150,000! The United Day of Hope is this Saturday, May the 22nd. Register now and begin your fundraising or just donate to the cause. Opening ceremonies will begin [...]