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
New NAMI Connection Support Group!
Beginning the first Monday of November (11/6) we are starting a new, additional NAMI Connection support group. It will meet on 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 (email@example.com // 904-314-9466).
For more information about our support groups, please visit the tab "NAMI Support Groups"
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.