Connections Recovery Support Groups Resuming

In-person meetings are held the 2nd Monday’s of the month from 7-8:30pm at Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2261 Walton Way, Augusta, GA. Visit our Support Group Page to find out more information. 

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

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





NAMI has a variety of free mental health education resources



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



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. 

Interpersonal Therapy for Depression During Pregnancy

Providing brief and recurrent interpersonal therapy may be an effective strategy in reducing depressive symptoms during pregnancy. A randomized clinical trial of 234 pregnant adults with elevated depression symptoms treated patients with either enhanced usual care...

Initial Research on TikTok’s Mental Health Impacts

Current research suggests social media overall may have positive and negative impacts on mental health. A novel study interviewed 16 participants about their experience interacting with mental health content on TikTok to learn about the platform’s specific impacts....

Providers and Public Believe Mental Health Workforce Shortage Will Have Negative Impact

The mental health workforce is already experiencing a shortage, and by 2025, estimates suggest the U.S. will have 31,000 fewer practitioners than necessary to meet demand. A recent survey of 750 behavioral health workers and 2,000 U.S. adults conducted by the National...

FDA Approves Over-the-Counter Naloxone Spray

Naloxone, commonly known under the brand name Narcan, is a medication that rapidly reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. Until this year, all forms of naloxone had been designated as prescription-only. After hearing from an expert advisory panel, the U.S. Food...

National Poll Finds Pets Support Mental Health

The latest results from the APA’s Healthy Minds Monthly Poll suggest that pets are beneficial for owners’ mental health. In a national poll of 2,200 American adults, more than half of all pet owners reported that their pets positively impact their mental health,...

Survey Suggests Better Integration of 988 with Mobile Crisis Teams May Be Needed

Nearly a year since the launch of the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, there is still uncertainty about its role within the mental health system. One goal of 988 is to connect callers in urgent need of support with a mobile crisis team (MCT) in their area. However, a...

CDC Releases Report on Youth Mental Health from 2011-2021

In February, the CDC released a trends report analyzing a results from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey from 2011-2021. Youth mental health has worsened in the past decade, with 42% of high school students reporting feeling sad or hopeless in 2021 – compared to 28% of...

Early Treatment Initiation May Help Reduce Self-Harm in Youth and Young Adults with First-Episode Psychosis

Early intervention has been identified as crucial for improving outcomes in the treatment of individuals experiencing first-episode psychosis (FEP). A retrospective longitudinal, cohort study of Medicaid claims data for over 6,000 youth and young adults with FEP...

Study Finds Link Between Air Pollution and Late-Life Depression

Research has shown that social determinants of health such as environmental quality influence a person’s health outcomes. A longitudinal, cohort study of 8.9 million Medicare recipients sought to understand the association between long-term exposure to common air...

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

A national poll of more than 700 LGBTQ youth ages 13-24 found that recent anti-LGBTQ policies and debates cause anger, sadness, stress and fear. Overall, seven in ten LGBTQ youth reported that debates about state laws restricting LGBTQ youth rights have negatively...
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