Together We Are here for you

Please join us on the second Monday for the Connection
Recovery Support Group and the third Monday for our
Family Support Group. 

For more information visit Our Support Page

We need YOUR help supporting our Augusta Support Groups

 

Learn how you can get involved today! Email: FAMILYPROGRAMS@NAMIGA.ORG

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About 988

 

In 2020, Congress designated the new 988 dialing code to be operated through the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Here are some resources about this vital first step towards a transformed crisis care system in America.

Support Groups

Support Groups

Because we are in this together and you are not alone

In Crisis

In Crisis

Because we are in this together and you are not alone

Resources

Resources

Education

Education

NAMI has a variety of free mental health education resources

Advocate

Advocate

People living with mental health conditions must know that they are not alone

Gallery

Gallery

Take a look at our collection of photos and videos of our local Augusta Chapter

NAMI Augusta is Augusta’s Voice on Mental Health. We’re here for you. No matter what. 

Ecological Restoration as a Means of Justice Diversion and Mental Health Treatment

In an innovative justice diversion project, individuals with serious mental illness were tasked with restoring the landscape of community housing as part of their community-based competency restoration. Participants attended educational workshops, received hands-on...

Collaborating with Mental Health Influencers for Public Mental Health

In a unique new study, Boston and Harvard University public health researchers recruited 105 TikTok mental health content creators with diverse professional backgrounds and lived experience to receive evidence-based mental health communication training. Creators...

ED Visits for Substance Use as a Risk Factor for Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders 

Research suggests that experiencing substance-induced psychosis increases the risk of developing a schizophrenia spectrum disorder (SSD), but less is known about substance use without psychosis. In a study including 10 million people, Canadian researchers found that...

FDA Approves Pill for Postpartum Depression

The U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first oral medication, Zurzuvae , for the treatment of postpartum depression (PPD). Onset of PPD can occur during the late stages of pregnancy or after childbirth. Previously, PDD medication was only...

Written Exposure Therapy for the Treatment of PTSD

A randomized clinical trial of 178 veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) found that written exposure therapy (WET) had similar effects in reducing symptoms as the traditionally used prolonged exposure therapy (PE). Veterans received either five to seven...

Research Finds Mixed Results in Antidepressant Maintenance Treatment of Bipolar 1

Patients with bipolar disorder experience cyclic episodes of mania and depression which makes symptom management challenging. Common treatment practices include antidepressants and mood stabilizers or antipsychotics. An international clinical trial study of 177...

SAMHSA Releases NSDUH LGB Behavioral Health 2021-22 Report

The most recent update of results from SAMHSA’s 2021-2022 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) highlights mental health disparities faced by sexual minority adults, particularly bisexual females. More than half of all bisexual females had any mental illness...

New Research Suggests Positive Parenting May Protect Youth Brain Development from Effects of Childhood Stress

Childhood stress and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) negatively impact the brain development of children as shown in decreased hippocampal volume. However, positive parenting strategies, such as expressions of warmth and support, may help protect against...

APA Releases Findings From 2023 Work in America Survey

In April 2023, the American Psychological Association (APA) surveyed 2,500 American adults about mental health in the workplace. About 1 in 5 workers (19%) rated their workplace as being very or somewhat toxic. These workers were more than twice as likely to have fair...

Lived Experience-Led Research to Address Early Death in People with Serious Mental Illness

Compared to the general population, people diagnosed with serious mental illness (SMI) face a shorter life expectancy by approximately 10 to 25 years. In May, a virtual roundtable convened 40 individuals – many with firsthand or caregiving lived experience – to...
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