May 14, 2018 | By Deborah Offner, Ph.D.
At least 1 in 5 school-aged children is affected by a mental health condition. The two most common conditions among children
Many children can also suffer from emotional reactions to the strain Read More
May 5, 2018
NAMI is pleased to announce the launch of Serving Safely, a national initiative to help police and sheriffs’ departments effectively respond to mental health crises. Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, “Serving Safely: The National Initiative to Enhance Policing for Persons with Mental Illnesses and Developmental Disabilities” will be a one-stop shop for communities—specifically law enforcement agencies—to request training and technical assistance. Through the initiative’s work, law enforcement agencies will be better prepared to interact Read More
Charlotte, NC -National Alliance on Mental Illness – Charlotte sponsored a Mental Health Awareness Walk in Freedom Park on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The highlight of the event was special guest speaker and Walk Captain, Doug Middleton, of the New York Jets. Doug spoke to the crowd about his passion for mental health awareness identification in youth. Doug became involved with mental health after his close friend committed suicide. He Read More
NAMI- CHARLOTTE AND ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY –Partnership
ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP
Starting in 2015, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) and NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, are working together to increase mental health awareness in the African-American community. AKA Chapters are working together with NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates to educate African Americans about mental health, treatment, and recovery. Together, we can help communities access much-needed treatment services and support.
AKA Chapters, NAMI State Organizations, NAMI Affiliates and NAMI On Read More
NAMI-Charlotte is on the move in the greater Charlotte area. In the past two years, members of the Board of Directors have responded to three requests from Dr. Laura Sockol, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Davidson College, to speak to her Abnormal Psychology classes. Both peers and board members have shared their personal stories, wisdom, and the organizational history of NAMI with Dr. Sockol’s students at an end-of-semester session. The students have responded with excellent questions and an eagerness to Read More