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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

 

Did you know? CARES Act adds Universal Deduction for Donations Up to $300

For the over 9 out of 10 people who no longer itemize their charitable giving, the CARES Act will allow these individual taxpayers to deduct donations to charity of up to $300 on their 2020 federal tax return, even though they take the standard deduction.  Married-filing-jointly taxpayers will get an above-the-line deduction of up to $600.

Donations to NAMI Williamsburg can be made by accessing the “Donate” link at the top of this page. 


 

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

July 1, 2020

NAMI Williamsburg hosted Liz O. with the Social Security Administration during our Tuesday, June 30th Family Support Group meeting. 

To view a copy of the presentation, Click Here

Local Newport News office number: 1-866-331-9169

Additional information, including helpful links are below.

Disability Benefits- www.ssa.gov/disability

Overview of SSI- https://www.ssa.gov/ssi/

Disability Report-Adult (Form 3368)- https://www.ssa.gov/forms/ssa-3368.pdf

Disability Report-Child (Form3820) https://www.ssa.gov/forms/ssa-3820.pdf

Blue Book-List of Certified Impairments Listing- https://www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/

Red Book-SSA Work Incentives- https://www.ssa.gov/redbook/

SSA Blog on Ticket to Work and other programs- https://blog.ssa.gov/working-while-disabled-social-security-can-help/

Working While Disabled How We Can Help (Work Incentives)- https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10095.pdf

Ticket To Work program- https://www.ssa.gov/work/

Plans To Achieve Self Support (PASS) for SSI beneficiaries- https://www.ssa.gov/disabilityresearch/wi/pass.htm

SSI Child Deeming Chart- https://www.ssa.gov/ssi/text-child-ussi.htm

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    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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