If you live in the city of Fredericksburg or in Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania or Stafford counties, we're here for you. We hold monthly meetings the first Wednesday of every month. Click on the Calendar above. We also have educational and support programs. Click on >>Progams & Activities on the left side menu to open up the full lising. Scroll down this page to read it all.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE NAMI VIRGINIA WALK ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19TH
The NAMI Virginia Walk is a very important event every year because it's our big fundraising event for the NAMI Rapphannock chapter. Funds raised on the walk support all of our programs that are offered for free and enable us to support other community mental health efforts. There are many ways you can support us. Walk with us on Saturday the 19th. You can also be a virtual walker or make a donation to our team. When everyone does a little, a lot gets done. You'll find details on how you can participate by CLICKING ON THIS LINK.
FALL 2013 FAMILY-TO-FAMILY CLASS CANCELLED
Since we didn't have enough registrants for the Fall 2013 Family to Family class, it's been cancelled. We are currently taking reservations for the Spring 2014 Family to Family class scheduled to start in early 2014. It will be held at Mary Washington Hospital (UMW). The class runs for 12 weeks and completes in November. Additional details will be provided after you have registered and we have conducted a short telephone interview. The class is free. To register please provide the following information via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Terri at (757) 630-6508.
Name: First and last ( 1st and last)
Mailing Address: Street address or PO box
Telephone: Home and cell if you have both
E-mail Address: We prefer to communicate via E-Mail but will work with you if you do not have e-mail.
SEE THESE VIDEO CLIPS FROM THE KATIE COURIC SHOW
The Silver Linings Playbook is a film directed by David O. Russell, adapted from the novel by Matthew Quick. The movie has received eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. The film centers around a young man, Pat Solatano, who has Bipolar Disorder and has lost everything -- his house, his job, and his wife. After spending eight months in a mental institution, he's now living back home with his mother and father. Pat is determined to rebuild his life and remain positive. All Pat's parents want is for him to get back on his feet. When Pat meets a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated.
Recently, Katie Couric had the men from the movie on her new TV show. There are several video clips with actors Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and the film's director, David Russell, that really help enlighten the public about mental illnesses. The fourth clip with Robert De Niro is particularly touching. Click here to go to the page with the videos.
NEED A FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP?
If you have a loved one or family member with a mental illness, having a support group can be important for your well-being. There's a NAMI support group started that meets the second and fourth Tuesday every month at Mary Washington hospital from 7 pm to 8:30 pm in the 1 West-B conference room at Mary Washington. For more information, contact Katie Samulevich at email@example.com. You can also click on our calendar above for details on the meeting location.
TWO LOCATIONS FOR LOCAL WEEKLY SUPPORT GROUPS
We have two weekly recovery support group for people living with a mental illness in which people learn from each others’ experiences. Here's what you can expect at a local support group meeting.
• Weekly free 90 minute gatherings led by trained individuals
• Safe place to share the challenges and successes of coping
• Group where you'll receive understanding from others, where everything is confidential
• Place where you'll leave feeling renewed hope and sometimes with tools and friends
You're welcome to attend. Prior arrangements are not needed. These groups are “open” meaning that new participants are welcome. Start with a phone call for friendly confirmation of current schedules and locations and help with directions. There may even be additional groups, times and locations similarly approved and sponsored by one of these two local nonprofit advocacy organizations with national links, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Mental Health America (MHA).
Tuesdays, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Snowden, across from Mary Washington Hospital,
1200 Sam Perry Blvd.,
Contact: Lynn at (540) 371-2704
Thursdays, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
England Run Library, Room 3
Route D2, Stafford County South, serves England Run library (Plantation Drive and Lyons Blvd). Stop #462 stops at the library 10 minutes after each hour.
Contact: Karen (540) 373-1744 or David (540) 479-3044
Mental Health Resource Guide (PDF File)
NAMI Rappahannock Information (PDF File)