Charlotte

 

The mission of NAMI–Charlotte is to protect the dignity of, and improve the quality of life for individuals and their families living with the debilitating effects of severe and persistent mental illness through advocacy, education and support.

Our purposes in supporting this mission are:

To promote the quality of care, rights, and interests of mentally ill citizens, particularly of those who cannot speak for themselves, and to advocate such policies at the local, state and national levels to ensure accomplishment of these objectives.

The promotion of job training and low stress employment–voluntary or paid–to help the mentally disabled person become as self–sufficient as possible.

To support and advocate research into the causes, alleviation, and eradication of mental illness.

To develop an enlightened and more sympathetic public understanding of the problems of those afflicted with mental illness and increase awareness of the public responsibilities in dealing with these problems.

To improve communications and cooperation between mental health agencies and the families of mentally ill citizens.

To encourage and aid in the formation of support groups throughout the Charlotte area.

To solicit, receive, and contribute funds for the above-stated objectives.

Our Mission

ABOUT NAMI-Charlotte

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NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

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An informed, involved family/significant other is the 
most critical form of support towards recovery

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EDUCATION

  • Family–to–Family

     

     


    For dates and times call 704-333-8218

     

  • Peer-To-Peer Program

    What is NAMI’s Peer-to-Peer Program?

    Peer-to-Peer is a unique, experiential learning program for people with any mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery.

    The course was written by Kathryn Cohan McNulty, a person with a psychiatric disability who is also a former provider and manager in the mental health field and a longtime mutual support group member and facilitator.

    For dates and times call 704-333-8218

     

  • BASICS CLASS

     

    NAMI Basics is a signature education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents with behavioral issues, undiagnosed emotional issues, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD), or other diagnoses such as Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Childhood Schizophrenia and Substance Abuse Disorders. The NAMI Basics course is a FREE six session class that is taught by trained parents or other primary caregivers who have lived similar experiences with their own children who developed the symptoms of mental illness prior to the age of 13 years.

    **Course Elements Include: The trauma of mental illness for the child and family ~ The biology of mental illness: getting an accurate diagnosis ~ The latest research on medical aspects of the illness and advances in treatment ~ An overview of treatment options – treatment works ~ The impact of child’s mental illness on the rest of the family – caregivers and siblings ~ An overview of the symptoms involved in caring for children and teens and the importance of record keeping.

    For dates and times call or email
    info@nami-charlotte.com       704–333–8218

     

    UNIVERSITY AREA

     

    LOCATION: Back Creek Church

     1821 Back Creek Church Road, Charlotte, NC  28213

     

    FACILITATORS:  Tracy Radcliffe/Sharon Ingrams

     

    CHARLOTTE

    DATE: Saturday's October 11th, 18th and 25th

     

    LOCATION:  Family First Community Center

    3705 Latrobe Drive, Charlotte, NC  28211

     

    FACILITATOR: Lisa Cook

  • L.   E.   A.   P.

    Does your relative or family member argue about taking his or her medication?

    Does he or she believe they are not ill?

    For dates and times call 704-333-8218

  • NAMI HOMEFRONT

    NAMI Homefront is the newest educational course for family, caregivers and friends of military Service Members and Veterans living with mental illness. It is currently being piloted in six states with an expected expansion to other NAMI State Organizations in
    late 2014.

    What You Should Expect from NAMI Homefront

     

    ·       Meets for 6 sessions, 2.5 hours each, free of cost.

     

    ·       Designed for loved ones (over age 18) of Service Members/Veterans living with mental illness.

     

    ·       Taught by trained family members of Service Members/Veterans living with mental illness.

     

    ·       Provides critical information and strategies related to caregiving.

     

    ·       Incorporates presentations, discussion and exercises.

     

    Adapted from the NAMI Family-to-Family Education program which was designated an Evidence Based Practice in 2013 by SAMHSA. NAMI Family-to-Family classes have been offered in VA (Department of Veterans Affairs) clinics and hospitals throughout the U.S. since the late 1990's.

    For dates and times call 704-333-8218

     

 

 

SUPPORT GROUPS – Charlotte and Mecklenburg County

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RESOURCES

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  • North Carolina And National NAMI Resources

    National Alliance on Mental Illness   Department / Service Phone Notes   Main Phone 703–524–7600 office   Information & Service Center 800–950–6264   TDD 703–516–7227 Telecommunications for the Deaf
       www.nami.org
     NAMI North Carolina,
       309 W. Millbrook Road Ste. 121 / Raleigh, NC 27609-4394
       Department / Service Phone Notes   Main Phone 919–788–0801 office   Helpline 800–451–9682 (NC only)
       www.naminc.org

  • Children and Adolescents

     

    The Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundationsm (CABF) is a parent–led, not–for–profit, Web–based membership organization of families raising children diagnosed with, or at risk for, early–onset bipolar disorder.
    www.bpkids.org


    Teen Health Connection

    CMC–NorthPark / 251 Eastway Drive / Charlotte, NC 28213

    Providing affordable, accessible physical and mental health services to young men and women, ages 11–21.

     

    BHC CMC–Randolph / 501 Billingsley Road / Charlotte, NC 28211

    www.carolinashealthcare.org/services/behavioral/Centers/Randolph.cfm

    Department / Service Phone Notes

     

    General Services

    704–444–2400 24-hour clinical call center (serving all facilities)

    800–418–2065 24-hour clinical call center (serving all facilities)

    CriSys, LLC / 5820 E. WT Harris Blvd, Suite 211 / Charlotte, NC 28215

     

     

    Triage and Referral Call Center
    24x7 Screening
    Phone: 704-336-6404

    429 Billingsley Road / Charlotte, NC 28211–1098

    www.charmeck.org/Departments/Area+Mental+Health/Home.htm

     

     www.teenhealthconnection.org

    Colonial Place Three / 2107 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300 / Arlington, VA 22201
    www.teenhealthconnection.org

  • Carolina Medical Center

    CMC - Main (Charlotte) Location:

              Mental Health Emergencies: 704-358-2800

              Psychiatric Emergency Room

              Huntersville: 704-801-4000

              Kannapolis: 800-939-5911

    Presbyterian Hospital Behavior Health: 704-384-4255

  • Mobile Crisis Team

    Provides residents of Mecklenburg County who are experiencing a mental health crisis assistance and access to supportive Community Resources.  The team is dispatched to provide emergency psychiatric assessment, immediate intervention for family crises, interventions for parents and children and assistance to the hospital or other appropriate psychiatric care.

     

     

    Mobile Crisis Team:  704–566–3410      FAX 704.537.1226

     

    Charlotte–Mecklenburg Police

    Information 919–788–0801 City / County

    Emergency 911 (emergency only)

  • InnerVission Inc.

    InnerVision Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) human service organization dedicated to serving the needs of mentally challenged adults, and operates as a psychosocial rehabilitation (PSR) clubhouse. For more information, please contact InnerVision through the information given below.

     

       Mailing Address: P.O. Box 31083Charlotte, NC 282311

       Street Address: 415 E. 4th St.  Charlotte, NC 282311
       Phone: 704–377–5042
       Fax: 704–377–5043
       Web: www.innervisionnc.org

Attend a free NAMI Support Group.  You will find an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion within a circle of people who know what it's like to have or support a loved one with mental illness.

Family (F) and Consumer (C) – (Separate classes, same location)

            St. John’s Baptist Church, 300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC  28204

            TIME:       6:00 – 7:30 pm

            DATE:       2 ND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH

 Family (F) and Consumer (C)– (Combined)

            St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 6800 Sardis Road, Charlotte, NC  28270

            TIME:       7:00 – 8:30 pm

            DATE:       3rd TUESDAY OF THE MONTH

  Family (F) and Consumer (C) -  (Combined)

            Grace Covenant Church of Cornelius, 17301 Statesville Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031

            TIME:        6:30 – 8:00 pm

            DATE:        3rd MONDAY OF THE MONTH

 Family Only –

            Behavioral Health CMC, 501 Billingsley Road, Charlotte, NC  28211

            TIME:        7:00 – 8:30  pm

             DATE:       1ST TUESDAY  and  3rd THURSDAY OF  THE MONTH

 

 Consumers only –

InnerVision,  415 E. 4th St., Charlotte,NC  28202       (704-377-5042)

            TIME:       3:00 – 4:30 pm

            DATE:       1st and 3rd WEDNESDAY of the month.

  For more information call 704-3-8218.

ADDRESS

St. John's Baptist Church

300 Hawthorne Lane

Charlotte, NC 28204

PHONE

704–333–8218

EMAIL

nami-charlotte.org

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