The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., regarding recent racist incidents across the country and their impact on mental health:
“The effect of racism and racial trauma on mental health is real and cannot be ignored. The disparity in access to mental health care in communities of color cannot be ignored. The inequality and lack of cultural competency in mental health treatment cannot be ignored.more » Read More
Give Local Piedmont, the day of online giving to local non-profits sponsored by the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, is Tuesday, May 5th. NAMI Piedmont will be participating, and again trying to win the NIFTY-FIFTY prize.
This $1,000 prize is awarded to the non-profit that receives the most donations of $10 or more from as many states in the USA as possible. Do you have an uncle in Wyoming? Cousin in Kentucky? Twin sisters in Texas? A BFF in Delaware?more » Read More
All NAMI Piedmont meetings, support groups, classes, and events are cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions.
To alleviate concerns caused by all of these cancellations, this website has supplied crisis information, support options, and warm lines, which can be found on the menu on the left-hand side of the homepage.
***** NAMI Piedmont will be formulating online Connections and Family Support Group meetings soon. *****
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The NAMI Piedmont Annual Elections of new Officers and Board Members has been changed from the May 6th monthly meeting to the June 3rd monthly meeting due to COVID-19. Since the June meeting will most likely be cancelled also, election ballots for the office of Treasurer and one vacant seat on the NAMI Piedmont Board of Directors will be mailed out to all dues paying NAMI Piedmont members by May 11th.
A stamped, addressed envelope will be enclosed with the mailed ballot for ease in mailing it back to an Election Committee Member.more » Read More
The Connections and Family Support Group meetings scheduled for tonight, Monday, March 16th, will be cancelled due to concerns with the Coronavirus outbreak and the fact that our meetings are held at Fauquier Hospital.
Please keep reading the NAMI Piedmont e-mail meeting alerts and this website for information concerning future meeting, support group, and event cancellations.more » Read More
WHAT: A free 8-session class for family members and close friends of individuals living with a mental illness such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and panic, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorders.
WHEN: Begins on Thursday, March 5, 2020
6:30 – 9:00 PM
Registration begins now and closes on March 3, 2020.
The class is limited to 20 attendees.
WHERE: Fauquier Hospital / Warrenton
OTHER: This class addresses various mental health issues such as types of illnesses,more » Read More