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NAMI Augusta is offering Family-to-Family Education Classes starting August!

For more information visit Our Family-to-Family Classes Page

Together We Are here for you

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

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.

FAMILY TO FAMILY CLASSES

8 week education program for family members

June 30th-August 18th, Sundays @ 2pm

Hosted by NAMI Dekalb

Location:  Decatur First Baptist Church or over Zoom

Contact to register: esimonewalker@gmail.com

July 28th – September 22nd, Sundays @ 2-4:30pm

Hosted by NAMI Northside

Location: Hybrid, at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church or via Zoom

Contact to register: thigpensusan@gmail.com

August 27th-Oct 15th, Tuesdays@ 6-8:30pm

Hosted by NAMI Augusta

Location: Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church

2261 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

Contact to register: jjpaul1994@yahoo.com

 

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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