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NAMI Augusta offers support groups for the CSRA!

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

Upcoming Educational Classes and Workshops offered by NAMI Georgia (Virtual and In-Person):
**All programs NAMI offers is free of charge
 
Family to Family Classes
8 week education program for family members
 
January 18th – March 7th, Thursdays @6pm
Hosted by NAMI Northside
Virtual, over Zoom
Contact to register:  ialemany7411@gmail.com
 
February 4th – March 24th, Sundays @2pm
Hosted by NAMI Dekalb
Hybrid, at Decatur Presbyterian Church or via Zoom
Contact to register: Diane at namidwh@gmail.com
 
Peer to Peer Classes
8 week education program for peers
 
February 3rd – March 23rd, Saturdays @1pm
Hosted by NAMI Gwinnett
Virtual, over Zoom
Contact to register: wcasper.namigwinnett@gmail.com
 
Basics Classes
6 week education program for parents and caregivers

January 13th – February 17th, Saturdays @4pm
Hosted by NAMI Gwinnett
Virtual, over Zoom
Contact to register: wcasper.namigwinnett@gmail.com

 

February 1st – March 14th, Thursdays @10am
Hosted by NAMI Baldwin
Virtual, over Zoom
Contact to register: faye.m.taylor@gmail.com

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. 

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

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

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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

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