While in-person NAMI support group meetings are cancelled, groups are meeting virtually by remote connection.
- NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups offer respect, understanding, encouragement and hope for those living in recovery.
- NAMI Family Support Groups are for families, caregivers and loved ones of those who live with mental health challenges.
Connection Recovery Support Group
Thursdays at 7:00pm.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Family Support Group
Thursdays at 7:00pm.
New trainings are scheduled June 5-8 for Connection Recovery Support Group and Family Support Group facilitators. Sessions will be delivered online through the Zoom platform. Connection facilitator sessions will meet from 10am-2pm each day, and Family facilitators will meet 2pm-6pm each day.
Sessions are limited to 6 participants, so sign up now! Find applications here.more » Read More
NAMI Georgia offers a non-crisis HelpLine that can provide information about resources for persons with mental illnesses and their family members in Georgia. We can provide information on NAMI programs, community services, education, support groups, and peer support. Our operators are not trained to provide counseling, nor emergency services for those in crisis. We are not a suicide hotline. If you are in a crisis situation, please call 911 to receive emergency support. Request that a CIT officer be sent if one is available.more » Read More
NAMI Georgia and our community partners are offering weekly educational webinars on Thursdays from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada). Webinars are free of charge and all are welcome.June Webinars
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At NAMI, we know that many people in our communities have been treated poorly and unfairly by the justice system. Last year, the NAMI HelpLine received thousands of calls from people requesting legal resources. We also know that people of color—much like people with mental health conditions—are over-represented in the criminal justice system and often lack access to quality and culturally-competent mental health care.
As we work to ensure that more people with mental health conditions get help instead of handcuffs,more » Read More
The annual cost of treating mental illness for families and youth is approximately $247 billion. Despite this enormous cost, significant disparities exist in the access to and the quality of mental health services for the youth belonging to racial and ethnic marginalized groups. Notably, between 1991 to 2017, while self-reported suicide attempts for white adolescents fell by 7.5%, self-reported suicide attempts for black youth and teens increased by an alarming 73% during the same period. Researchers found that the rise in suicides among Black youth is most likely due to a greater internalization of racial issues,more » Read More
NAMI is conducting a survey to learn more about how people search for mental health treatment and related services, like case management and financial aid. The online survey is anonymous and takes about 10 minutes to complete. Click here to participate in this survey.
It includes questions about your priorities when seeking these services and your experiences with service-finder tools. Anyone who lives in the U.S. and is 18 or older is eligible.
NAMI actively advocates for research to develop new and more effective treatment and access options for people with mental health conditions.more » Read More
Dear NAMI community,
After thoughtful deliberation, NAMI has made the difficult decision to transition NAMICon 2020 from an in-person meeting to a virtual experience. As you are aware, risks associated with large-scale live events this year remain unknown, and we are committed to the health and safety of all our attendees, staff, presenters, sponsors and exhibitors. We also recognize that many people and organizations now face tough budget decisions, especially related to travel and professional development opportunities,more » Read More
Inaugural Multicultural Symposium on African American Male Wellness: “Unveiling the complexities of African American Males Through Awareness with Best Counseling Practices.”
View the full proceedings of an empowering, ground-breaking symposium sponsored by NAMI Georgia and the American Counseling Association of Georgia and produced by Brotherhood of Mental Health focusing on the complex challenges and solutions to increased wellness for African American men.
James Woodall, NAACP Georgia Chapter President, presented a dynamic keynote address, and inspiring speakers included NAMI Georgia Board Directors Bill Carruthers and Darryl Russ along with others. This event was live streamed on May 16, 2020 and remains available in its entirety as a vital resource for all.more » Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic is pushing America into a mental health crisis that the U.S. is not prepared for—unless Congress acts now. Anxiety, depression, trauma and substance use are all on the rise, and huge increases in unemployment increase the risk of suicide.
Social isolation, financial distress, fears about health and an uncertain future are fueling a mental health epidemic alongside the COVID-19 pandemic.
Congress must address this growing mental health crisis. Urge your Representative to:
Protect state and local capacity to provide mental health services.more » Read More