NAMI JAX NEWS
WHO WE ARE
The families and members of NAMI Jacksonville are here to help! We offer understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness.
Mental illnesses are brain disorders that are biologically based medical problems. Untreated, they can cause severe disturbances in thinking, feeling and relating. This results in substantially diminished capacity for dealing with the ordinary demands of life. Mental illness can affect persons of any age and occur in any family. They are not caused by bad parenting and not evidence of weakness of character.
Our Vision is that persons with severe and persistent mental illness can recover and lead productive and meaningful lives within their community of choice.
The Mission of NAMI Jacksonville is to support and improve the quality of life for family members and those living with mental illnesses and co-occurring substance abuse through compassion, education, and advocacy.
NAMI Connection Support Group Changes!
The final meeting of the River Point NAMI Connection group will be held December 7th, 2017. After that, the group will be combined with the Connection group held at the Winston YMCA. This group meets the first and third Monday of each month from 7-8:30pm in the Healthy Living Center at the Winston Family YMCA (221 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32202). For more questions and further information please contact Chandler Coggins 904-314-9466.
For more information about our support groups, please visit the "NAMI Support Groups" tab.
The NAMI Annual General Membership Meeting will be December 11th, 6PM at Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville. During this meeting we will be reviewing this year's accomplishments and describe our ambitious plans for next year. Additionally, we will elect new Board of Director members for the coming year. Your attendance is important because we need a membership quorum to conduct business in accordance with our by-laws.
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital
800 Prudential Dr,
Jacksonville, FL 32207
* 8th floor of the Adult Tower
* Function Room C
Winter 2018 Family to Family class is coming!
NAMI Jax will host one of our signature Family to Family classes starting in January. This course will be each Tuesday from January 9th to March 27th, from 6 to 8:30pm at Memorial Hospital. Please note that preregistration is required. For more information on this course, go to our "NAMI Educational Programs" page or contact us at 904-724-7782.
NAMI Peer-to-Peer Class Starting in January!
NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a recovery-focused class for adults who wish to establish and maintain wellness in response to mental health challenges. The course provides critical information and strategies related to living with a mental illness and is taught by a trained team of individuals who have personally experienced living well with mental illness. The class is free of charge. All we ask is that you make a dedicated attempt to attend all 10 classes as each class is important and connects with the rest.
Tuesdays -- January 16, 23, 30; February 6 and 13
Thursdays -- January 18, 25; February 1, 8 and 15.
Time 1:00 - 3:00
The Jessie Ball duPont Center (formerly The W. Haydon Burns Library)
Corner of Ocean and Adams Streets
40 E Adams Street, Jacksonville, Fl. 32202
Room 219 on the 2nd floor
To register for the class, please contact one of the following mentors/teachers:
Lisa Pressley 904-514-5217 // firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathy Wood 904-759-1327 // email@example.com
For more information on this course, go to our "NAMI Educational Programs" page or contact us at 904-724-7782.
The limit is 18 people per class, so sign up early!
Help is immediately available. If you (or someone you know) are feeling suicidal, call 1-800-273-TALK or 1-888-628-9454 for Spanish-speaking callers.