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.
We are pleased to announce an upcoming Peer-to-Peer class!
NAMI Jax is hosting a Peer-to-Peer 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.
We will meet September 24th thru October 18th on Monday and Thursday nights from 6pm-8pm. The location for the class is Memorial Hospital in the education classrooms. The classroom will vary and be listed on the monitors.
For more information on this course, go to our "NAMI Educational Programs" page.
To register please contact Phil Pitts at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.