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.
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)