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Ann Lewis and Crystal Patterson

Ann Lewis and Crystal Patterson

On Thursday, May 1, 2014, our monthly educational meeting will give the public the opportunity to meet the New NAMI Augusta President, Ann Lewis. She writes: “This will give me the opportunity to share my story, share my vision, as well as get to know what is needed of me in this new endeavor.”

The meeting will be held at 7:00 pm at the Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2261 Walton Way, corner of Johns Road, Augusta GA.

The topic for our May’s monthly educational meeting will be for the youth, parents and teachers of our community on the signs and symptoms of bullying, depression, and anxiety in their fellow students and friends. Title: Adolescents in Crisis Hosted by Mr. Leonard Maxey. Thursday May 1, 2014. The meeting will be held at 7:00 pm at the Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2261 Walton Way, corner of Johns Road, Augusta GA.

WE HAVE A NEW SUPPORT GROUP!!!!!!!! Sharing and Caring, open to the public free of charge. This is a place that individuals with mental illnesses and their family members can come and share their stories and concerns. Remember It’s only scary when you think you’re alone, so come share or just listen to others who are in the same boat as you. The meeting will be held on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at 11:00 am at the Summerville Professional Center, Room 420, 2258 Wrightsboro Rd (Next to Trinity Hospital)

Flea-market May 3rd! Please support our community that is in need. If you or anyone you know has gently used items that they would like to donate please contact our office at 706-733-8838 or email us at namiaugusta@gmail.com

A RESPECT Institute is coming to Augusta GA May 12-15, 2014.

A Respect Institute is a 3 1/2 day program designed to provide 12 individuals the skills and coaching necessary to transform thier mental illness, treatment and recovery experiences into educational and inspirational presentations. The RESPECT Institute helps participants organize construct and customiize thier personal stories so they can be delivered in diverse venues, like legislative meetings, employee orientations, university classrooms, civic meetings, and continuining eduation programs.

Training Dates and Location:

Monday May 12- Wednesday May 14 from 9:30am-3:30pm at the Augusta Richmond COunty LIbrary 823 Telfair St. Augusta GA 30904 Thursday May 15th from 10:00am-noon.

If you are interested in participating in the RESPECT Institute, please contact Ann Lewis @ 706-691-1047 or NAMI Augusta 706-733-8838.

A Service for Healing of the Mind and Spirit

Please join members of our community
Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Congregation Children of Israel
3005 Walton Way
The service is a community-wide event for all those whose lives
have been touched by mental illness, as well as for health care
providers and care givers. Participants from Christian, Jewish, and
Muslim traditions will be represented in the service. Sponsored
by the Coalition for Mental and Spiritual Health Ministries and the
National Alliance on Mental Illness-Augusta. Click link below to view the flyer.

Service for Healing of Mind and Spirit-4-1-1

Keeping. Advocacy. Relevant. through Mental. Health. Awareness. brings you “Baring their Souls”.

Join us May 17, 2014 | 11:00 am – 1:00pm | Cumberland AME Church | 111 Kershaw Street, SE, Aiken, SC 29801
Contact Brittany Brown (803) 719-6134 or Jocelyn Brown (803) 556-5433 for more details or ways to get involved

This event will feature a panel of experts in the mental health related fields, a video montage featuring real life accounts of people dealing with mental health issues, triviva games, raffle, and light refreshments. Please see below link for the event flyer.


We have a lot going on! Current events are listed on this page. For support groups, classes, and lots of other activities and information, navigate using the menu bar above or the menu on the right side of the page.

Note: NAMI Augusta offers support, education, advocacy, information and referrals. We do not provide crisis intervention services, medical services, therapy, or legal counsel.

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