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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. 

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...

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...

Study Suggests Pandemic Lockdown Restrictions May Not Have Impacted Mental Health

Researchers from the University of California Irvine surveyed over 5,500 adults representative of the U.S. population during the spring of 2020 and later in the fall of 2020 about their experiences with mental health, COVID-19, isolation, loneliness, and distress....

Psychological Distress Increases Risk of Post-COVID-19 Complications

A study of nearly 55,000 participants found that individuals with psychological distress markers before a COVID-19 diagnosis were nearly 1.5 times more likely to show symptoms of post-COVID-19 conditions (commonly referred to as long COVID). Depression, anxiety, worry...

Mental Health Impacts Persist Five Years After Start of Flint, Michigan Water Crisis

To understand how environmental disasters impact mental health outcomes, researchers surveyed nearly 2,000 residents from Flint, Michigan five years after the onset of the water crisis. Approximately one quarter of respondents met diagnostic criteria for depression...

Combination Ketamine-Behavioral Therapy Shows Heightened, Prolonged Antidepressant Effects

Ketamine has been found to be highly effective for treatment-resistant depression, but its fast-acting effects typically do not last more than one to two weeks. A randomized clinical trial of 154 adults with moderate to severe depression measured how a behavioral...

Ongoing Improvements to Early Psychosis Research and Treatment

Research has shown that treatment of early psychosis improves clinical outcomes. In 2018, the Early Psychosis Intervention Network (EPINET) was established with the aim of conducting practice-oriented research to develop high quality care for treatment of...

Higher Levels of Oxidative Stress Damage Found in Individuals with Psychiatric Disorders

A systematic review and meta-analysis of 82 studies involving more than 20,000 people provides further insights into the interaction between psychiatric disorders and physical health at the molecular level. Compared to control individuals, those with psychiatric...

Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics Associated with Improved Outcomes Compared to Oral Antipsychotics in Treatment of Schizophrenia

New research from Hong Kong examines the effectiveness of schizophrenia treatment approaches by comparing the clinical impacts of long-acting injectable antipsychotics (LAIAs) versus oral antipsychotics. In an analysis of more than 70,000 Chinese individuals with...

Utilizing AI to Identify Handgun Purchasers at Risk of Suicide

Firearms are responsible for the majority of suicide deaths in the U.S. In an effort to identify handgun purchasers at risk of suicide, researchers retroactively tested the reliability of a machine learning algorithm on a database of handgun purchases in the state of...
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