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 JAX NEWS
Upcoming NAMI Peer-to-Peer Recovery Class
October 10 - November 14
(Twice a week for 5 weeks)
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.
WHAT YOU WILL GAIN:
- Up-to-date research on brain biology.
- Mental illness symptoms and their relationship to personal experiences.
- Personalized relapse prevention plan.
- Tools to prepare for interactions with health care providers.
- Skills for making decisions and reducing stress.
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 43 in the lower level
SCHEDULE: Time 1:00 – 3:00
Tuesday – October 10, 17, 24, 31; November 7 and 14
Thursdays – October 12, 26; November 2 and 9
PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO MEETING ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19.
To register for the class, please contact one of the following mentors/teachers:
Lisa Pressley 904-514-5217 email: email@example.com
Cathy Wood 904-759-1327 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter 2018 Family to Family class is coming!
NAMI Jax is planning to host one of our signature Family to Family classes starting in January. NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. It is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises. For more information on this course, go to our "NAMI Educational Programs" page.
Stay tuned for dates and more details!
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.