WELCOME TO NAMI FDL
Next Support Groups May 9, 2013, 7:00 p.m.. Check "Support" tab.
Next Education Meeting May 23, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Speaker: Sheri McGuinness, President and CEO of SPAN-GA
Suicide Protection Action Network of Georgia
SPAN is a grass roots program dedicated to suicide prevention and community awareness. Programs include:
"Camps" for Survivors of Suicide
Statewide presentations to mental health and civic organizations
Coping skills for the aftermath of actual suicides of a family member or friend.
The presentation includes a display of hand made quilts depicting victims of actual suicide and/or symbols of understanding.
Check "Upcoming Meetings" tab.
Location for support & educational meetings:
Forsyth County Senior Center
595 Dahlonega Highway (Highway 9)
Cumming, GA 30040
Next door to the Cumming Library
Please consider joining our affiliate; just click on the "Membership" Tab to the left. Our current affiliate NAMI members should be receiving the latest copy of The Advocate soon. Last winter (2011) the magazine featured interviews with Jodie Foster and Mark Vonnegut, MD. Mark is the son of Kurt Vonnegut, has been chosen as Boston's number one pediatrician, and has a diagnosis of bipolar. Ms. Foster stated, "There are many people out there who have the capacity to understand depression and mental illness. We can't give up on one another. We are not alone in this experience and in this life...at the end of the day, we have each other."
NAMI FDL is an affiliate of NAMI Georgia and NAMI National. This website gives you the latest updates, information and news about activities in our community and surrounding areas. We are currently meeting in Cumming, Georgia (near GA 400 & exit 15); please join us for support or education. As our affiliate grows, we hope to have additional meeting locations. To know more about NAMI Georgia, visit www.namiga.org; to learn about NAMI national visit www.nami.org.
What is NAMI? National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation's voice on mental illness. It has grown into a national organization which includes affiliates in every state and in more than 1100 local communities across the country. Membership includes those dealing with a diagnosis, family, friends, mentors, mental health and criminal justice professionals. These partnerships help NAMI achieve its mission.
NAMI's mission is to improve the lives of those living with mental illness as well as their families, friends and mentors through
Of critical importance right now is fighting the social stigma of mental illness, connecting local available resources, and working one on one with families caught in the circle of not knowing where to go or what to do. Members of our affiliate are here to help on the local level. We invite you to join us and in time help others.
While working through difficult times, we can find strength in the words of M. Scott Peck: "The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers." NAMI FDL hopes to be a part of that search.
P.O. Box 2665
Cumming, Georgia 30028