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2202, 2022

Why Become a NAMI Member: Wilmington Affiliate President’s View on Membership By Fairley Lloyd

Chuck Eldridge has been a board member of NAMI Wilmington since 2016 and has been President of the organization since 2021. Check out the interview below for more information on Chuck’s involvement with NAMI, benefits of becoming a member, and how to volunteer with the organization! Fairley Lloyd: How long have you been involved with NAMI?   Chuck Eldridge: I’ve been a part of NAMI for 23 years. FL: Why did you [...]

802, 2022

NAMI Wilmington Board Meeting

Please join us for our next board meeting on 2/15 from 7-8 pm at UNCW Bear Hall Room 102, located at 5174 Randall Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403. Parking lot is located adjacent to Bear Hall on the west side. Room 102 is the first room to the left near the main entrance. You can also join us via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82176256687

802, 2022

Dr. Douglas Engelman Shares Journey of Son’s Mental Illness and Death in New Book, ‘A Boy Broken’

Thursdays with NAMI: Dr. Douglas Engelman shares journey of son's mental illness and death in new book, ‘A Boy Broken’ 7 p.m. February 17, 2022 Douglas Engelman, Ph.D. tells a compelling story about his son, Doug, who lived with schizophrenia. His book – ‘A Boy Broken: A Father's Journey Through His son's Mental Illness, Loss and a Search for Meaning’ – is written in a style that is deeply personal, reflective, [...]

802, 2022

NAMI Wilmington is Looking for YOU to Help Volunteer!

NAMI Wilmington is looking for YOU to help volunteer! Here are our top 3 needs right now: Basic video editing Membership Coordinator Community Awareness Volunteers Interested? Please contact Chuck Eldridge at namiwilm@gmail.com

102, 2022

New Hanover County Approves Veterans Treatment Court

Veterans often suffer with a myriad of mental health and substance abuse issues from their time in the military. Many wind up in the court system as a result of these associated behavioral problems. New Hanover County is taking steps to mitigate this impact on veterans by establishing a Veterans Treatment Court (VTC). For full news item click here.

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305, 2022

Medicaid and Incarcerated Persons

A new study finds that granting Medicaid to people exiting prison reduced their reincarcerations within a year by 11.5%. The value in reduced crime is combined with the value of health benefits for people who need medical help, including mental health care. To read an abstract or download the study, click HERE.

305, 2022

Measuring the Mental Health Toll of a Virtual World

Most of us have had to adjust to Zoom meetings during the pandemic, and while these virtual gatherings have helped us keep in touch, is there a price to be paid? A recent study shows that staring at one's virtual image for a length of time has an impact on mental health, especially for women. To read more, click HERE.

305, 2022

Mental Health on Campus

According to a 2020 report by the CDC, people between 18 and 24 are more likely to experience anxiety and depression compared to other adult age groups, making it more important to pick the right university. A new resource by Intelligent.com helps rising college students navigate university programs and policies supporting mental health.  To read the full report, click HERE.

305, 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. 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 [...]

2604, 2022

NAMIWalks is Coming in 25 Days!

It is not too late for you to sign up for NAMIWalks 2022! On May 21, we will be gathering at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh to step out for mental health. There will be games, food, and most importantly, a walk through the park for mental health! And for those who are still not able to be around others in crowds, there is still a virtual option. To register or [...]

2604, 2022

Sponsors Can Make a Difference

Support from businesses and other entities are very important to the success of the Walk and our mission. Have you asked your employer or local businesses if they would be interested in supporting our mission? There are many ways that our corporate friends can support our mental health efforts - from forming a Walk Team to Sponsorships. Sponsorship is a great way to support the NAMI NC mission while creating marketing [...]

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