Mental illness support groups for families, the diagnosed

Published 11:04 am Friday, February 12, 2021

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The Davie County NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Support Group meets virtually via Zoom on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month beginning at 6 p.m.

Julie Whittaker and Linda Thompson are the facilitators. Contact Whittaker at 336-751-5441 or at to be on the contact list for this group only.

NAMI Family-to-Family is an eight-meeting educational course that informs family members about the major mental illnesses and proven ways to support their loved ones. For more information, contact Whittaker or Louise Whealton at

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is an eight-meeting educational course for those who have been diagnosed with a mental illness. It covers illness symptoms, how to work with medical professionals and supportive people, and how to maintain recovery and prevent relapse. For information, contact Sharlene Barnes at

NAMI Basics is an educational course for the parents of children and adolescents who have a mental illness. It is now offered online so you can take it at your convenience 24/7/365. Go to to learn what is covered in the course. Then register at

For more information about NAMI in North Carolina,, visit