The National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. www.nami.org/About-NAMI
You’re invited to attend the monthly meetings of NAMI High Country! We meet at 6:30pm the 1st Monday of each month at the *Watauga County Library’s Evelyn Johnson Memorial Conference Room* located at 140 Queen Street, Boone, NC.
*PLEASE NOTE: on occasion, meetings are at St Luke’s Episcopal Church when the space at the library is in use by other groups — please check the Events list on our facebook page.
New Announcement of a Supplement in addition to Monthly Meetings:
To see topics for upcoming regular monthly meetings, please visit our
If you’re curious, want to share and want to get involved in NAMI, simply bring yourself, friends and/or family – you all are welcome! If you’d also like a wristband, assistance paying for a membership, and/or more information just ask for a Board member at the meeting.
Need an understanding friend? We are people who care, and we look forward to meeting you!
What do meetings look like with NAMI High Country?
Our regularly scheduled 1st Monday of the Month meetings focus on educational and/or support based topics. We’re also open to suggestions about what else might be helpful in our community! “Education meets Support” is our current theme.
We have arranged to host a supplemental NAMI Family to Family group in Boone starting in April. NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness.
Family to Family is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition. NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.
We are also working towards hosting a supplemental NAMI Connection support group in Boone. NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness.
Through Connection, you will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there. NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need. The groups meet on a bi-weekly, weekly or monthly basis.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating with NAMI High Country in upcoming Family to Family or Connection groups!
About the 2018 Annual Meeting (which was held March 5th)
- Programming: ANNUAL MEETING
- Introduction of board member nominees
- Presentation by new affiliate President, Cath Hopkins and Vice President Suzanne McBee on monthly meeting format and programming ideas.
- Please follow this link to review our newly proposed bylaws before the meeting. Only individuals who are active members with NAMI HC are allowed to vote. If you would like to become a voting member visit https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Join and be sure to select NAMI High Country as your affiliate.OR contact NAMI HC Secretary at email@example.com to learn about other ways to join.
- Programming: ANNUAL MEETING
Going to be in Raleigh on April 14th? NAMI Walks 2018 is in Raleigh
Visit NAMI Walks NC for more information.
NAMI HC wants to YOU to be trained!
We are hoping to get several NAMI Signature programs up and going for our area but we need more individuals who are trained to facilitate!
If you would like to view the entire list of NAMI NC upcoming training options please go here.
The Consumer and Family Advisory Committee (CFAC)/Vaya Heath is seeking additional representation on the Northern Regional committee. Our region includes counties of Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Wilkes, and Watauga. We are in particular need of a person with lived experience in sobriety who has accessed Substance Abuse services, and can represent persons with substance abuse or substance use issues. http://vayahealth.com/members-careg…/cfac-member-outreach/…/ FOR ON-LINE APPLICATION.
This is a great volunteer opportunity with many benefits to participation and with challenges and rewards for being an effective voice in the State of North Carolina for health care consumers.
If you know of someone who would be a good representative and would like to come to a meeting please let them know our next meeting will be on January 16. To speak to a CFAC liaison with Vaya Health call 1.800.893.6246 .