Thursdays with NAMI
Every Thursday, from 7pm-8:30pm, NAMI NC’s Director of Programs, Peg Morrison will host a different video conferencing session covering topics of meditation, healthy coping skills, and other topics of interest to your mental health.
Sessions usually feature special guests speaking about that week’s topic. You may even see NAMI NC’s mascot – Roxie, make an appearance!
Excerpts from the April 16th session can be viewed here
5/28 – The Art of Recovery
For some, art is a tool that helps forge a path to mental wellness. Art allows us to make structure out of chaos, and beauty out of suffering. Learn how NC artists who live with mental illness are using creativity as a coping skill.
6/4 – The Recovery Movement
Join us for a conversation with Cherene Caraco, national recovery consultant and CEO of Promise Resource Network in Charlotte. It was 2006 when Cherene started PRN, the state’s first organization run by and for persons who live with mental health and/or substance use challenges. Today her work spans the U.S. and Europe, where she brings 20+ years of experience to programs of rehabilitation, family preservation and reunification, self-determination, recovery, and peer support.
6/11 – Meet Our Local Grassroots Heroes, the NAMI Affiliate Leaders
NAMI makes a difference with its free support groups, classes, and presentations. That’s where you’ll see that we actually get it. We understand the experience of those whose lives are affected by mental illness because we’ve been there. Meet some of the local leaders who make it all happen.
6/18 – Gabe Howard Speaks Candidly about Bipolar Disorder
Gabe Howard is a professional speaker, award-winning writer, and mental health coach who battles bipolar 1 and anxiety disorders every day. Diagnosed in 2003, he has made it his mission to put a human face on what it means to live with bipolar disorder. He’s also funny and nice.
6/25 – Dual Diagnosis: Life on the Corner of Mental Health and Addiction
Unfortunately, mental illness and substance use often go hand in hand. Learn from the professionals at Triangle Springs. Director of Clinical Services Amanda Piec and Director of Outpatient Services Monique Sorensen will provide words of wisdom that most people have to pay for.