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Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis, all in-person support group meetings and classes have been suspended. 

We now offer weekly Support Groups for both Family and Peers using Zoom Video Conferencing!

 

 

  • Our Zoom Family Support Group for family members, caregivers and concerned friends is held every Tuesday from 7-8:30PM
  • Our Zoom Connection Support Group for people living with a mental health condition is also available every Tuesday from 7-8:30PM 

If you are interested in attending either of the support groups, please contact us by either email nami.williamsburg.zoom@gmail.com (preferred) or calling 757-220-8535. Let us know your contact information and which meeting you would like to join. Meeting details, including links/meeting ID will then be provided.   

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Please know, if you need assistance, you can reach us by email info@namiwilliamsburg.org

or by calling our help line: 757-220-8535 (please leave a message, someone will return your call ASAP)

NAMI’s National Information Helpline:    800-950-6264 or TEST NAMI to 741741

 

 


THANK YOU!  To all who helped us reach our fundraising goal for NAMIWalks Virginia 2019!

The 2020 NAMIWalks Virginia is scheduled for Saturday, October 24th.  We would love for you to join our Team:

Join the NAMIWalks Williamsburg Team – Click HERE

 

Mental Health Facts in America  fact sheet 

In The News: NAMI Williamsburg

June 3, 2020

From nami.org 5/29/2020

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., regarding recent racist incidents across the country and their impact on mental health:

“The effect of racism and racial trauma on mental health is real and cannot be ignored. The disparity in access to mental health care in communities of color cannot be ignored. The inequality and lack of cultural competency in mental health treatment cannot be ignored.

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    Tuesday, September 24th  7PM – 9PM,  in lieu of Family Support Group Meeting, there will be an informative lecture*:

    Legal Information Lecture

    For family members of loved ones struggling w/ mental health challenges

    Location:  St. Stephen Lutheran Church (2nd floor), 612 Jamestown Road Williamsburg, VA

    Christine M. Andreoli, of Andreoli & Thornberry, PLC will cover the following four topics:

    1. Your Loved One and the Criminal Justice System:This section will be devoted to how the Virginia Court System addresses criminal defendants (adult and juvenile) with mental health challenges,
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    A message from our Williamsburg Affiliate President, Corey Trench, on our  [2018-2019 board] year accomplishments:

    All,

    At tonight’s annual meeting, we will elect our new board. As President, let me give you an update on this past year and a sense of the upcoming year. The 2018 – 2019 year has been full of activity. We offered the Family to Family (F2F) course at the Williamsburg United Methodist Church and trained, as I recall, nearly 20 people. more » Read More

    We hope you will save the date for the 2019 NAMI Walks VA event, scheduled for Saturday, October 5, 2019.

    We are currently registering walkers and fundraisers, so if you are interested in joining our Williamsburg team, we would love to have you!

    Join by visiting our link: https://www.namiwalks.org/team/NAMIWilliamsburg

    The walk is held at:

    Innsbrook North Shore Commons
    4951 Lake Brook Drive
    Glen Allen, VA 23060

    Start time:  11am

    We will have several carpool opportunities for attending the event,

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    St. Luke’s UMC in Yorktown will host an ‘In Our Own Voice’ presentation on Monday, February 4th at 6:30PM in their fellowship hall.  For more information, please visit their site: www.stlukesyorktown.org

    About In Our Own Voice: 

    NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions and stereotypes about people with mental health conditions. These free, 40-, 60- or 90-minute presentations provide a personal perspective of mental illness, as presenters with lived experience talk openly about what it’s like to live with a mental health condition.

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    Get trained & help someone with mental illness accept treatment: 

    February 7-9, 2019 (see links below for schedule)

    Join world-renowned clinical psychologist, Dr. Xavier Amador for a joint LEAP-SARDAA training, with support of NAMI MD! Attend the 1-Day LEAP Course or 2-Day Trainer Certification, and learn evidence-based practices to help you create relationships with people who have serious mental illness (and anosognosia) that lead to treatment and recovery. “Anosognosia” is a neurological symptom that leaves a person unable to understand that s/he is ill,

    more » Read More
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