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October 10, 2017

The Connection Recovery Support Group meetings have been temporarily suspended effective 10/9/17.  Therefore the support group for consumers will not meet the second and fourth Thursday of the month until further notice.  The support group meeting for consumers will resume when qualified facilitators can staff the meetings.  The Family support group meeting will continue to meet as scheduled. Upcoming announcements will be posted on this website.

The Family Support Group meets at 6:45 PM on 11/9/17 and will be held at Read More

     

    NAMIWalks Georgia Saturday, October 7, 2017 Grant Park, Atlanta Check-in starts: 9:00 AM Walk starts: 10:30AM October 7 will be here before we know it! You have two more weeks to reach your fundraising goal and encourage friends and family to join your team! Walk Day will be a morning of fun, food, and friends!

    To Register: Join our NAMI FDL team by clicking here.

    #MakingWavesForMentalHealth! 

    $104,881.00 Raised of $175,000.00

    We currently have 109 Walk Teams! Help Read More

    Pot Luck Dinner

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 6:30 PM

    Join us for a fun evening to celebrate the startup of our Fall Educational meetings.  We plan to eat socialize, hear about the upcoming NAMIWALK 2017 and get your input on upcoming educational programs.  We will provide the main dish and drinks.  Bring along a dish if you wish. You don’t want to miss getting to spend time with old friends, new friends and family members.

    Bring your family and/or bring a friend.  Hope Read More

    At the NAMI National convention, Thursday, June 29 was NAMI Hill Day 2017. Over 1000 NAMI members from across the nation “stormed the Hill” and met personally with Senators, members of Congress, Senatorial and Congressional Staff.

    We shared NAMI’s needs and concerns and they listened!

    The biggest group on the Capitol steps are most of the NAMI GA members that went.

    Pictured in the largest indoor group is Rep. Rob Woodall and Legislative Counsel, Tripp Cofield. The photo with all ladies is Congresswoman Dugott. (in Read More

    Avita Community Partners has opened an office in Dawsonville.  Avita is a public agency that formed by the 1993 Georgia State Legislature that serves persons suffering from the disabling effects of mental illness, developmental disabilities and addictive diseases.  They treat clients holistically dealing with health issues, lifestyle issues and in gaining employment assistance.  They are funded by Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Administration, private insurance and sliding scale payments.  No one is turned away because they cannot pay.

    Contact information:   Phone – 678-866-8777      Read More

    Tuesday October 3, 2017  6:00 PM

    NAMI Georgia, the local organization of NAMI, will offer its NAMI Homefront Education Program beginning on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. It will be held on Tuesdays from 6 until 8:30 PM at the Atlanta VA Medical Center in the General Mental Health Clinic (Ground Floor, GB 151).  The program runs for six sessions excluding October 31st.

    For more information or to sign-up, the interested family member or support person should contact: Dr. Erin Elliott, PhD 404-321-6111 ext 1-6011.

    NAMI Homefront Read More

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