NAMI High Country

We want to extend an invitation to YOU!

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 Evelyn Johnson Memorial Conference Room of the Watauga County Library* 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.]

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 with NAMI High Country. We’re also 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:

  • 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!
      • 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 secreatary@namihighcountry.org to learn about other ways to join.
  • March: Tuesday, March 27th (Replaces April Membership Meeting) at 6:30PM at Watauga Library 

    • Programming:
      • Free Documentary Viewing: Personas: Identities of an Eating Disorder
      • Presented by: Cedar Associates Foundation, Inc.; Executive Producer Judy Scheel, Ph.D., LCSW, CEDS
      • Click here to view flyer!
  • April: SAVE THE DATE: NAMI Walks

  • Please email secretary@namihighcountry.org if you are interested in participating with NAMI High Country! Visit NAMI Walks NC for more information.

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!

If you would like to view the entire list of NAMI NC upcoming training options please go here.

 

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. http://vayahealth.com/members-careg…/cfac-member-outreach/…/ FOR ON-LINE APPLICATION.
http://vayahealth.com/members-caregivers/cfac-member-outreach/cfac/
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 .   
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