Mental Health Advocacy Day, GA State Capitol Report by Jon Alva Murphy.
Born in Louisiana, attended LSU and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from UGA. Has worked with autistic, DHD, ADD and Dyslexic learners. Jon Alva has lived with mental illness for over 40 years, experienced poor care in the past but is now stable with medical professionals in Athens. She has lived here since 2005 when she and her family evacuated for Hurricane Katrina.
6:30 to 7:30pm
We are excited to offer the NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group in Athens beginning Feb. 26, 2019.
What: A support group for adults (18+) who have experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Free and peer led, facilitated by NAMI certified volunteers who have lived experience. Find support in safe, understanding environment, share and gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances.
When: Monthly on the 4th Tuesday of month from 6:00PM-7:30PM Beginning February 26, 2019 Where: First Presbyterian Read More
NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. The course allows families to connect with one another and learn how to live with a family member with mental illness.
When: Mondays, Feb. 11, 2019 – Apr. 29, 2019 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Where: First Baptist Church, 751 Green St. N.W., Gainesville, GA 30501 Room 208
For more information contact: Larry Adams at 678-617-1332Read More
NAMI Basics offers education and support. Taught by parents who have lived similar experiences with their own children, NAMI Basics is an educational program that provides learning and practical insights for families. Course elements include:
The trauma of mental illness for the child and the family. The biology of mental illness: getting an accurate diagnosis. The latest research on the medical aspects of the illness and advances in treatment. An overview of treatment Read More