Upcoming Events

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 pittscrew@ymail.com or contact us at 904-724-7782.

The limit is 18 people per class, so sign up early!

Free Community Education Event -
“Electronic Filing through the Florida Courts eFiling Portal”

Topic - Learn how to use the electronic filing system to your advantage and avoid having to go to the courthouse

When - Monday, October 8th 2018 from 6 to 7 pm

Where - Lutheran Social Services/Mental Health America of Northeast Florida Training Room
4614 Philips Highway
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Our guest speaker -

Beth Dickson has a technical background with over 28 years of professional experience. She began working with Criminal Justice Information Systems 23 years ago when she was appointed to head the Information Systems Management Unit of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Since retiring from that position, Beth has consulted on various private-sector projects including business process automation and information technology department staffing and restructuring. After working as a consultant for the Duval County Clerk of Court for several years, she is now working full-time with them on supporting various local and Statewide information systems including the electronic filing portal used across Florida. She has a BA in Business Administration with a major in Computer Information Sciences from the University of Florida and is pursuing a master’s degree in Public Policy at Jacksonville University.

Please join us for this informative presentation!

Nassau County Survivor of Suicide Support Group

A "Survivor of Suicide" Support Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm at the NCCOA Life Center 1901 Island Walkway Fernandina Beach, Florida.

The group is hosted by Mr. Bob Bolan, a survivor of a family member that committed suicide. He has now made it his mission to promote awareness of the need to provide support systems for individuals that may be considering taking their own life and support groups for survivors of suicide.

For more information email sossgamelia@aol.com or call Mr. Bolan at (904) 891-4302.

Please remember if you are feeling overwhelmed by negative emotions, depression, anxiety, and/or considering ending your own life that you may dial 911 or the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) provides a help line 1-800-950-6264 Monday-Friday 10 am-6 pm for questions about local support groups and services.

There is no question that suicide rates have dramatically increased in our nation among all ages, races, gender and income classes. Some experts contribute the increased rates to isolation, untreated depression/mental illness, and addiction. For this reason we encourage individuals to reach out to friends/family, church leaders, develop support systems, call the hotline, attend support groups, seek treatment, and most importantly TALK about it.

Here's our current events calendar ....