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.
DATE CHANGE -- JANUARY MEETING ON JANUARY 8TH
Normally we have our monthly NAMI meetings on the first Wednesday of the month. In January, that's New Year's Day. As such, we'll have our meeting on the following Monday, January 8th at 7 pm.
NEW PEER-RUN MENTAL HEALTH CENTER OPENING
Here's exciting news. There's a new mental health center that will be located at the Goodwill Community Resource Center, 4701 Market Street in Fredericsburg. A lot of people have been hard at work making this dream become a reality. For al of the details click here for the Recovery in Motion newsletter.
TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR SPRING 2014 FAMILY-TO-FAMILY CLASS
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 email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
RIM news (PDF File)