NAMI-Northern Virginia Events
NAMI-Northern Virginia (NAMI-NoVA) offers lots of fun and educational events throughout the year. Everyone is welcome! Come and meet others with similar experiences, make friends, volunteer, and learn more about NAMI-NoVA!
In addition to events, NAMI-NoVA offers educational and support programs for individuals with mental illness and their families and friends. To learn more about our Program, click on Classes or Support Groups from our Home page .
Children & Youth Mental Health Forum (view Flyer)
Saturday, May 18
- Hear an overview of the mental health legislation that passed in this legislative session and what work still needs to be done.
- Learn from panel discussions on Mental Health First Aid for Youth, a new program providing education for parents and those who work with children.
- Discover what MH services are available for children and youth at local Community Services Boards (CSBs), and discuss what is needed.
Date: Saturday, May 18
Time: 11:30 a.m. Meet and greet. Light snacks provided. 12—2 p.m. Forum and panel discussions
Location: Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Childcare is available for ages 4 and up. For childcare reservations, email email@example.com or call 703.746.3523.
NAMI Northern Virginia's Annual Dinner and Meeting
Presentation: Peter and Tiffany will share their stories of hope and recovery. Peter is co-facilitator of our Young Adult Peer-to-Peer class. Tiffany works for a non-profit organization in Washington, DC and is one of our NAMI-trained "In Our Own Voice" speakers.
Date: Thursday, May 23rd
Who: NAMI Northern Virginia members, volunteers and community members (open to the public)
Location: First Christian Church, Falls Church (use regular directions since same location as speaker's meetings)
Suggested donation $20 (Regular) OR $3 (Open Door)
Please NOTE: There will be no regular Speaker's Meeting in May; Speaker's Meetings will resume in September on the 4th Monday of each month. Check back here for more information on upcoming speakers and other events!
NAMI NoVA SPEAKER'S MEETING - **NO SPEAKER'S MEETING IN JULY & AUGUST**
Monthly meetings open to the public. Come meet others in a safe, welcoming environment and hear interesting speakers on a wide range of topics. Light refreshments served.
In Our Own Voice (IOOV)
Individuals share their stories from Dark Days through Recovery throughout the community.
NAMIWalks Northern Virginia
NAMI-Northern Virginia and nearby affiliates walk to raise awareness and funds for local NAMI programs. We need you to help make NAMIWalks 2012 more fun and successful than ever!
Contact NAMINorthernVA@gmail.com to volunteer, become a sponsor, or to learn more.
"Next to Normal" at the Kennedy Center
Raising awareness while enjoying the Pulitzer prize winning musical "Next to Normal."
"Wellesley Women Live On Stage for NAMI-NoVA" at the State Theater in Falls Church
Author Paula Butturini and Comedian Jane Condon shared their compelling stories at this fundraiser directed by Kathy Conklin to benefit NAMI-Northern Virginia. Watch the video.
Family Leadership Training (PDF File)