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1810, 2022

Upcoming Peer Connection Support Group

There will be an upcoming Peer Connection support group located in the Jacksonville, NC area. More details are to follow, but as of now this group is expected to meet twice a month. Once in person at the Onslow County Library, and once over zoom. For more details and information on the upcoming peer connections group located in Jacksonville please email Khadijah “Kay” at dijahsgt@yahoo.com

1810, 2022

Changes Are Coming to NAMI Wilmington

Wilmington, NC 10/6/2022. In May of 2021, just 17 short months ago, NAMI Board Member and peer, Chuck Eldridge assumed the role of NAMI Board President. At the time, membership had dwindled to only 42, with a handful of dedicated volunteers. With only 3 active support groups, 6 trained leaders, and prospects for growth hard to imagine, Chuck was overseeing an organization that was nearly on life support. Over the past [...]

1110, 2022

Important Youngish Group Notice

Youngish was misplaced on the calendar to the third Thursday of the month for October and November.  Youngish is the second Thursday of each month.  Sorry for the confusion.

410, 2022

NAMI Wilmington Programs is Proud to Announce Three New Support Groups

Senior’s Mental Health Talk Group-Ongoing 2nd and 4th Thursday Youngish Peer Connections-2nd Thursday beginning 10/13 Co-Occuring Peer Support Group-2nd Saturday starting 11/12 NAMI Support groups offer a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. Each group: ● Has trained facilitators ● Is offered free of charge ● Follows a flexible structure without an educational format ● Does not recommend or endorse any medications or [...]


1001, 2023

NAMI NC Welcomes Tim Boyum from Spectrum News for Thursdays with NAMI

This week on Thursdays with NAMI, Executive Director Garry Crites will have the pleasure of speaking with Tim Boyum, an Emmy Award-winning political anchor for Spectrum News. Known for his signature bow tie, Tim is also recognized for his eminently fair interviews of some of the most powerful people in our state and Washington on Capitol Tonight and Tying It Together. Because of his broadcasts during both the Republican and Democratic [...]

1001, 2023

NAMI Smarts for Advocacy

Turn your passion and your lived experience into a positive voice for mental health with the NAMI Smarts for Advocacy training. NAMI Smarts for Advocacy will enhance your advocacy skills and help you shape a powerful and personal story that will move policymakers. This training will also give you step-by-step tools and the hands-on practice you need to feel clear, confident and ready to make a difference. Join our training today! [...]

1001, 2023

NAMI Provider

NAMI Provider is a 4 hour seminar staff development program for health care organizations that provide services for people affected by mental illness. This unique program is led by people living well in recovery, family members, and health care providers. The primary goal of this program is to promote collaboration between the client, their family and health care staff. Having everyone engaged in the recovery process facilitates better outcomes. NAMI South [...]

1001, 2023

North Carolina Faces ‘Behavioral Health Tsunami’ as More Teens Consider Suicide

More than one in five North Carolina high school students have contemplated suicide, according to a new report on student behavior. North Carolina agencies, including the NC Department of Health and Human Services, are planning to expand services to children and teens in response to what is being called a "behavioral health tsunami". Read more about this crucial study and its implications.

1001, 2023

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 Wake County in a hybrid format. Please click here [...]

301, 2023

Welcome 2023!

2023 is here, and NAMI North Carolina is excited to discover what the year will hold for us! Our 2023 goals remain the same - to provide support, education, awareness, and advocacy for those dealing with mental health conditions and their families. We will continue to strive to build a community where all people affected by mental health conditions can lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Thank you to all of you [...]

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NAMI Connection Peer-Run Support Group

February 3 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Wilmington NC
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February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Leland NC
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February 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Wilmington NC
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