Mental illness support groups for families, the diagnosed
Published 11:04 am Friday, February 12, 2021
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.nami.org/basics to learn what is covered in the course. Then register at basics.nami.org.
For more information about NAMI in North Carolina,, visit www.naminc.org.