NAMI High Country

We want to extend an invitation to YOU!

You’re invited to attend the next monthly meeting of NAMI High Country, the first Monday of each month at the Evelyn Johnson Memorial Conference Room of the Watauga County Library located at 140 Queen Street, Boone, NC at 6:30 pm.

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 like a wristband, membership and/or more information just ask at the meeting.

What do meetings look like?

Monthly support meetings are what you’ll find in seeking out NAMI High Country but we’re open to suggestion on other needed supports in the community! Education meets support is our current theme.

Need an understanding friend? We are allies and look forward to meeting you!

Upcoming meeting schedule:

  • February: Monday, February 5th at 6:30PM (NO POTLUCK-we are restructuring meetings) at Watauga Library 

    • Programming: Swimming Upstream: One couple’s journey toward accepting difference Presented by Cath Hopkins and Melanie Childers 

      Bio: Cath is a backpacker, photographer and ecological advocate who lives with disabling mental illness. Melanie is Cath’s partner and a hospital chaplain.

  • March: Monday, March 5th at 6:30PM at Watauga Library

    • Programming: ANNUAL MEETING-Introduction of board member nominees, Presentation by new affiliate President, Suzanne McBee and Vice President Cath Hopkins on meeting format. We want more support for YOU!

Special Notes:

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! Please follow the link below for information on an upcoming Connection training, February 24 & 25 in Raleigh. Potential for travel reimbursement from NAMI HC.

Please email if you are interested in representing our affiliate and being trained in NAMI Connection.

To register for the training contact: Seth Maid or Lori Matteson.

Seth Maid, MSW
Pronouns: he, him, his
Director of Programs
National Alliance on Mental Illness, North Carolina (NAMI NC)
309 W. Millbrook Road, Suite 121 | Raleigh, NC 27609
Office: 919 788 0801 |

Lori C. Matteson
Pronouns: she, her, hers
Coordinator of Programs and Membership Services
National Alliance on Mental Illness, North Carolina (NAMI NC)
309 W. Millbrook Road, Suite 121 | Raleigh, NC 27609…/NAMI-Programs/NAMI-Connection


Community Need: 

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.…/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 .