NAMI (the National
Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation’s
largest grassroots mental health organization
dedicated to improving the lives of persons
living with serious mental illnesses and their
Families who have a loved one with a mental
illness share surprisingly similar
serious mental illnesses greatly impact family
members, as well as clients. Families are often
confused by the nature of these medical
disorders, and are directly involved in wanting
to help their loved one get the treatment they
deserve and on the path to recovery. Read more . .
Brochure shows how to become
a member of the NAMI National organization plus
NAMI Gainesville chapter, or you can also
become a member by online registration. The
online method automatically points your
membership to Gainesville.
We offer two kinds of meetings: (1) Support Meetings intended only for caregivers, family members, or friends with a loved one living with a serious and persistent mental illness; and (2) Seminars open to anyone in the general public.
* Local professional songwriter/singer Dorene Webster is donating a portion of her new Christmas CD sales profits to our NAMI Gainesville affiliate. Her CD will be available at the Dec 9 meeting. Download her CD on iTunes.
YouTube of title song here: http://youtu.be/YmRPK_3KmdQ
Educational Classes in
NAMI CONNECTION is a weekly recovery support group for people living with a mental illness in which people learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding.
**NOTE** Connection will not be meeting during the month of December 2013. Check back here (or Facebook) to learn of the start up date for 2014 meetings.
(After we start up again in early 2014, we will be meeting every Tuesday each week from 7:00pm to 8:30 pm in the Gainesville Opportunity Center room at 2772 NW 43rd Street, Suite B1) .
Illnesses are unavoidable biological, medical
conditions of brain cells in regions of the
brain that disrupt thought, mood, feelings,
behavior, ability to relate to others, or daily
functioning.Read more . . .
Evidence-based mental illness program in
Gainesville for rebuilding community on the
path to independence and acheiving dreams of life goals. click for details...
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