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May 13, 2019

Why We Care

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, 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.

The WhyCare? campaign is an opportunity to share the importance of care in our relationships to others, in mental health treatment and services and in support and education to Read More

    Have Our Meetings/Support Groups Helped You Or Your Loved Ones? You Could Become A Volunteer.

    NAMI Forsyth Dawson Lumpkin is an all volunteer organization.  It is volunteers who lead our support groups and classes.  We would love to have more volunteers to lead these very important activities. There are numerous roles to be filled in our local chapter.  We need:

    Facilitators – Facilitators are folks that guide support meetings.  NAMI GA provides training classes to provide you with the tools to handle the Read More

    Sometimes a solution is given that goes unnoticed until  it is discovered by the media.   One such solution is the “clubhouse model” of mental illness rehabilitation, of which Fountain House is an example. These organizations are local community centers that support people with mental illness in a variety of ways, including help in finding mental health treatment, safe and affordable housing, employment and socialization.

    Fountain House members are free to come and go as they wish. They are evaluated and prescribed Read More

    NAMI Homefront is a free education program for family, friends and significant others of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions. It focuses on the unique needs of military service members and veterans.

    The course is designed to help family members understand and support their loved one while maintaining their own well-being. The trained teachers of this course are also family members who have experience with military culture and know what it is like to have a loved one Read More

    Save the date! Join NAMI Georgia and other mental health advocates for Mental Health Day at the Capitol on February 8, 2019 – hosted by the Behavioral Health Services Coalition. RSVP for the event.

    NAMI Georgia will be hosting a training for NAMI members and other mental health advocates the evening before Mental Health Day at the Capitol. Participants will learn important tips on speaking with legislators and sharing their personal story, and get details regarding upcoming bills this legislative session.  Register Read More

    Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 6:30 PM – the United Way,  240 Elm Street, Cumming, GA

    Come join us for our annual NAMI FDL Holiday Party. Bring your family, and/or a friend.

    Bring a dish to pass, and join in the fun.  We will have door prizes, great food, and fellowship. We look forward to seeing you!

    Call Linda Fitzwater at 678-947-6156 for more information.




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