While in-person NAMI support group meetings are cancelled, many groups are meeting virtually by remote connection. Some affiliates are reinstating in-person meetings; these will be listed below with the location.
- 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.
NAMI Georgia is hosting NAMI Connection Recovery Support groups on Mondays at 6:15 pm and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.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
No one should miss the opportunity to #Vote4MentalHealth due to a registration problem. Need to register to vote? Can’t remember if you’re already registered? Did you move recently and forgot to update your address? Don’t worry, we have you covered. Visit the Vote4MentalHealth Voter Resources page to find the information you need to know for your state.
And don’t forget to pledge to #Vote4MentalHealth!more » Read More
Minorities have less access to mental health services than Caucasians, are less likely to receive needed care, and are more likely to receive inferior quality of care when they are treated. Inequities in mental health care delivery and access experienced by minority populations in the United States must be acknowledged and resolved.
Reasons for the challenges faced by minorities are complex and directly related to economic and racial disparities inherent in the social structure.
The poverty gap: People of color are more likely to live under the poverty line and are thus less likely to have insurance or be able to afford proper mental health treatment.more » Read More
The Center for Victims of Torture recently expanded its compilation of COVID-19 Mental Health Resources in Multiple Languages to help U.S. refugees and immigrants cope with the stress and hardships of the COVID crisis. It is designed so that non-English speakers can directly access the information they want and need without the aid of an English-speaker. Mental health guidance is available in Spanish, French, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, Swahili, Burmese and other languages. Topics include how to manage stress,more » Read More
September 30, 2020
By Brian Miller, MD, PhD, MPH
Minor neurological signs are subtle deficits in sensory integration, motor coordination, and sequencing of complex motor acts that are present in excess at the onset of illness in psychosis.1 They are also present in non-psychotic first-degree relatives of patients with psychosis.2 However, it is unclear whether these signs vary with the clinical course of psychosis and have clinical utility as markers of long-term disease outcome.more » Read More
September 30, 2020
Georgia State University
ATLANTA—A team of Georgia State scientists has received a two-year, $875,110 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to further develop a tool to help psychiatrists treat mood disorders.
The researchers are based at the Center for Translational Research in Neuroimaging and Data Science (TReNDS), a tri-institutional effort supported by Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, focused on making better use of complex brain imaging data.more » Read More
Arlington, VA – This year we’ve seen the numbers of Americans impacted by mental health conditions on the rise as a result of the pandemic and more people than ever need help. In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) on Oct. 4-10, 2020, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and participants across the country are raising awareness and educating about mental illness warning signs and symptoms.
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Oct 6, 2020
By Allie Cotterman
Have you ever been driving and suddenly realized you didn’t remember the last ten minutes of your drive? Have you ever been in a conversation and recognize you haven’t heard a word the other person just said? Ever daydreamed through a lecture at school? Almost everyone has had their “autopilot” activated at some point in their life. It is a regular function of the human brain to be able to detach from reality and cling to something reassuring to avoid anxieties.more » Read More
Plug in to Facebook or Instagram on Saturday from 10am until 2pm for NAMIWalks Your Way! From there, join a virtual yoga session at 10am and watch YouTube videos of NAMI members and friends celebrating NAMI’s programs and outreach in fun and creative ways. At 1pm a live panel of participants will join the YouTube feed to wrap up the event.more » Read More
This webinar will review the latest developments in NIMH-sponsored research including the recently announced Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) Schizophrenia, a public-private partnership to advance the understanding of the risk factors for developing schizophrenia and promising new avenues for treatment.
A number of novel treatment strategies for schizophrenia have shown promise, but changes in response have been a major challenge. One way to address this challenge is to identify biomarkers that may predict the course of the illness and assist in the design of clinical trials of new medications that can address the variability in treatment response.more » Read More
We are about to come together for Mental Illness Awareness Week from October 4-10.
Each year, millions of people in the United States experience a mental health condition. Mental illness also impacts the lives of family, loved ones, friends, and coworkers. That is why annually, during the first week of October, NAMI and participants across the country raise awareness of mental illness through Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW).
We are proud to share this comprehensive guide to help you coordinate your Mental Illness Awareness Week public awareness efforts with the national office,more » Read More
Join NAMI Georgia for a virtual Ending the Silence for Families presentation on Wednesday, September 23 at 10 am. NAMI Ending the Silence for Families is a 1-hour presentation designed for adults with middle or high school aged youth that includes warning signs, facts and statistics, how to talk with your child and how to work with school staff. Two special guests will share their lived experience navigating mental illness. All are welcome to participate through the Zoom platform.more » Read More
Thank you for making NAMICon 2020, our first-ever virtual convention, a success! Over 12,000 people participated. We hope you enjoyed the programming and that you were able to engage with other attendees and peers from around the country.
While the convention may officially be over, NAMICon 2020 LIVE continues! Plenary session presentations and workshops are available to view on-demand through December 2020. To access, visit namiconvirtual.org/ and enter the password nami2020.
If you are thinking about creating a virtual event and have questions about the process,more » Read More
NAMI Launches New #Vote4MentalHealth Website
The 2020 election is fast approaching, and mental health is on the ballot. To help voters and NAMI organizations understand how to get involved and #Vote4MentalHealth, NAMI is pleased to launch a new election website.
Every elected official has influence on issues impacting people affected by mental health conditions, and mental health touches many of the issues that voters care about the most. When people cast their ballot,more » Read More