Monthly Education Group Meeting
Group leaders, NAMI families, NAMI consumers — all come together to discuss the business of the organization and to hear an educational speaker. Some of the speakers in the past have included Brian Stetin from the Treatment Advocacy Center and Dr. Liz Frye, a psychiatrist at Moorehouse School of Medicine.
Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month except for July and December at 7 pm at:
Turner Chapel AME Cathedral, Room 187
492 North Marietta Parkway NE
Marietta, GA 30060
Parking is plentiful and there is a lift at the base of the parking lot stairs to make the building easily accessible through the main entrance.
Doors open at 7:00 pm. The meeting itself commences at 7:15 pm with business and announcements. This is followed by our monthly speaker presentation and some fellowship afterwards until we close at 9 pm.
Our programs are educational and supportive. They provide insight and share information of getting the assistance we need to help our loved ones as well as ourselves.
Take I-75 to Exit #265, highway 120 / North Marietta Parkway. Go west toward Cobb Parkway for 1.5 miles. Turn left on Fairground Street NE. The Cathedral of Turner Chapel is on the right.
NAMI FaithNet is a network composed of members and friends of NAMI. It was established for the purposes of:
- Facilitating the development within the faith community of a non-threatening, supportive environment for those with mental illness and their families
- Pointing out the value of one’s spirituality in the recovery process from mental illness and the need for spiritual strength for those who are caretakers.
- Educating clergy and faith communities concerning mental illness and
- Encouraging advocacy of the faith community to bring about hope and help for all who are affected by mental illness.
NAMI Hearts and Minds
The NAMI Hearts & Minds program is an online, interactive, educational initiative promoting the idea of wellness in both mind and body. Wellness is an ongoing process of learning how to make choices that support a more successful, healthy life.
Engaging in a wellness effort can make a huge difference in the quality of your life. One study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, showed that taking the wellness approach can result in a 17 percent decline in total medical visits and a 35 percent decline in medical visits for minor illnesses.
Wellness is about the individual; you can decide what parts of your life you would like to change and you can determine your own success.
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Mental Health First Aid USA is managed, operated, and disseminated by three national authorities — the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health.
Mental Health First Aid is offered in the form of an interactive 12-hour course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. Those who take the 12-hour course to certify as Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.