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2017 NAMI NC Statewide Conference

Update on Board Election

 

NAMI North Carolina has received feedback from our membership about the board election process. We have heard your concerns and have taken them seriously.

Dixie Branch has been appointed as the Board Nominations Committee Chair. She and her committee will re-start the Board of Directors election process for this year.

Board applications, which can be found here, will be accepted through Sunday, January 14th. If you have already submitted a complete application, your application will be considered by the committee. The Nominating Committee will present the board candidates for the slate at the January 27th board meeting.

This year, we will offer voting online and by mail. Voting will open March 1, 2018. More information about voting and candidates will be available after the January board meeting.

Expanded information about the NAMI North Carolina Board of Directors, including minutes and policies and procedures, can be found here.

Our strength is in our members and we are fortunate to have so many of you working for NAMI North Carolina’s success. If you have questions about the Board elections, please email boardrecruit@naminc.org

 

Family Memberships are no longer available. Individual memberships are $35.00 or Open Door $3.00. We have a donor who will cover a membership if you are a bit short of funds, just let Denise know.

 

Presenting In Our Own Voice to Macon Co 9th Graders 2016
Presenting In Our Own Voice to Macon Co 9th Graders 2016

 In Our Own Voice (IOOV)

is a unique public education program developed by NAMI, in which two trained consumer speakers share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery, accompanied by a nationally approved video.  IOOV is available to any

Presenting In Our Own Voice to Macon Co 9th Graders - 2015
Presenting In Our Own Voice to Macon Co 9th Graders – 2015

group wanting to know more about mental illness.  Nami Appalachian South has been granted the privilege to offer this to the 9th grade students in Macon County.

 

Support Group:

Our combination support group meets weekly at 7p.m, at the First United Methodist Church Outreach Center at the intersection of Harrison Ave. and West Main St., directly across from Lazy Hiker Brewery. This group is for anyone suffering mental illness and family/ friends of a loved one challenged by mental illness. This includes Depression, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, PTSD, Substance Use Disorder, and others.

Here you will find others living with mental health challenges and that you are not alone, learn coping skills and find hope in shared experience, and how to live life with the expectation of a better future.

Information: Kay 706 970-9987/ Denise 828 347-5000.

Our NAMI Award from 2014
Our NAMI Award from 2014


All of NAMI’s educational programs are taught by individuals with both training and lived experience.  By building strength and tolerance through understanding, shared experience and education, NAMI creates a comfortable, confidential learning atmosphere where participants have the opportunity for open discussion.  Reserve your spot today.

Through NAMI membership, we find strength in numbers and a voice for mental illness.  Stand up and be counted.  Anonymous membership available.  Become a member online www.nami.org  or check with Mary Ann.  wloghouse@juno.com   We have applications at the meetings. Membership is $35 for individual or $3.00 /Costs can be waived if needed. 
 
You Are Not Alone!  It is Not Your Fault!  We will never give up hope.

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