We need YOUR help supporting our Augusta Support Groups

 

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

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

In Crisis

Quick information for those in need
Covid Information

For more information visit the In Crisis page

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. 

SAMHSA Releases 2021 National Survey On Drug Use And Health

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Poll Finds Anti-LGBTQ Policies Negatively Affect LGBTQ Youth Mental Health

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Study Finds Racial Disparities in Follow-Up Psychiatric Care

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Psychosis Outside the Box: Personal Narratives of Psychosis

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NAMI Provider Education Program Helps in Improving Future Healthcare Professionals’ Competency

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Small-Scale Study Shows Efficacy of Mindfulness Therapy Comparable to Medication in Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

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APA Releases 2022 National Survey on COVID-19 Practitioner Impact

This month, the American Psychological Association released results from its third annual COVID-19 Practitioner Impact Survey in which it surveyed nearly 63,000 active, licensed psychologists in the U.S. In 2022, 79% of psychologists reported an increase in patients...

Study Finds Adverse Social Determinants of Health Associated with Risk for Self-Harm in Youth

Social determinants of health (SDoHs) are the conditions present in a person’s life that impact health outcomes and quality of life. A recent analysis of Medicaid claims data of 245,000 youth with a psychiatric diagnosis examined the relationship between SDoHs and...

Promoting Clozapine in A Community Mental Health Clinic

Despite being effective for treatment-resistant schizophrenia, clozapine is underutilized. To increase prescriptions, a clozapine community clinic with a multidisciplinary team of health practitioners was established in 2015. Providers utilized the best practice alert...

ACEs During COVID-19 Pandemic Associated with Poor Mental Health Outcomes Among High School Students

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are potentially traumatic events that occur during childhood and can negatively impact mental health and well-being into adulthood. Recent data from the 2021 Adolescent Behaviors and Experiences Survey (ABES) showed that nearly...
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