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
Our Next NAMI Jax Community Education Meeting -
Monday, August 21, 2017
Winston Family (Riverside) YMCA
221 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Our speaker will be Colleen Elizabeth Bell, MD, the Medical Director of Behavioral Health at the Sulzbacher Center. She will be discussing “Disability Evaluations – Some Nuts and Bolts” – hope to see you there!
We are pleased to announce our Fall 2017 Family to Family class schedule!
August 29 - November 14, 2017 (Tuesdays)
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Watson Realty/Avondale-Ortega Branch, 4194 San Juan Ave., Jacksonville FL 32210
August 21- November 13, 2017 (Mondays)
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Orange Park Medical Center
2001 Kingsley Ave, Orange Park, FL 32073
If you’re interested in taking any of these classes, please contact our Helpline number (904-724-7782) or email us (email@example.com) and specify which location is best for you. You will be called by a Family to Family instructor in July to actually register for the class.
Upcoming NAMI Peer-to-Peer Recovery Class
September 11-October 12
(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 Pavilion at Baptist Hospital Downtown Corner of Palm Ave. and Prudential Ave.
800 Prudential Dr. Jacksonville, Fl. 32207
Take the Eastside Elevators 5th floor. Go to Classroom 3.
Mondays-Sept 11, 18, 25 Oct 2 and 9
Thursdays-Sept 14, 21, 28 Oct 5 and 12
To register for the class, please contact one of the following mentors/teachers:
Phil Pitts 904-524-5896 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chas Krueger 904-414-1251 email: email@example.com
SPACE IS LIMITED SO PLEASE 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.