May is Mental Health Month!
Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May – Mental Health Month, NAMI and the rest of the country are raising awareness of mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.
NAMI Georgia will be sharing a number of events and activities in recognition of Mental Health Month! If you or your organization are hosting an event or activity, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org – we will love to share!
May 1 – 101 Marietta Street, formerly Centennial Tower, will be “lighting up green” for the entire month of May!
May 3 – NAMI DeKalb Candle Light Vigil, Downtown Decatur Square
May 4 – NAMI Cobb Mental Health Fair, Marietta
May 4 – HEAR Film Series: “A New High” Athens, GA
May 4 – AKA Psi Alpha Omega Chapter – NAMI Ending the Silence Presentation, Henry County Chamber of Commerce, 9:30 am – noon
May 5 – Silence the Shame Day
May 9 – NAMI Rome is participating in “Rocks for Hope” from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in Heritage Park
May 11 – HEAR Film Series: “Far from the Tree” Athens, GA
May 11 – 1st Annual HOPE GIVERS Mental Wellness & Music Festival, LaGrange, Sweetland Amphitheater (see poster below!)
May 14 – Rockdale/Newton Support Group, “Bricked” Conyers AMC, 7:30 pm, Conyers, GA
May 15 – NAMI Albany is participating in a Mental Health Month Joint Proclamation, 11:30 a.m., Government Center Building, 222 Pine Avenue, Room 100, Albany, GA
May 17 – Henry County Support Group, M.M.A.D. Hatter Tea Party, 6:00pm, Jodeco United Methodist Church, Stockbridge, Donation $10
May 18 – NAMI Georgia Leadership & Recovery Symposium, River Edge Behavioral Health, Macon
May 18 – HEAR Film Series: “Holden On,” Cine, Athens, GA
May 18 – Cars & Coffee Rally: Presented by Chris Hubbard of the Cleveland Browns, PTAP and the Brand Architects, Columbus
May 18 – Unison BH and City of Douglas Mental Health Fair, Douglas, GA – Central Square Complex Gym, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
May 19 – NAMI DeKalb Jazz Fundraiser, Wahoo! Grill, Decatur
May 25 – HEAR Film Series: “Life Animated,” Athens, GA