(c) 2015 NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Nassau County , FL Chapter
Last updated: 08/24/2015
Welcome to our Island. We meet in beautiful Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, and offer a warm, friendly atmosphere for sharing and comforting, as we learn how best to help our mentally ill lovedones.
Business / Advocacy Board
1st. Thursday of every month 6:30pm, at the Journey Church conference room. 95707 Amelia Concourse, Yulee, FL
1st Thursday of every month 7:00pm, at the Journey Church , family care room. 95707 Amelia Concourse, Yulee, FL
Every Friday, 11:00 am , at Council on Aging, 1367 S.18th Street, Fernandina Beach, FL (Directly across from Nassau Baptist Medical Center) This group is facilitated by two psychiatric nurses.
Our mission is to educate the general public so they will understand that mental illnesses are neurological brain disorders that are no-fault, biologically based, treatable, and may eventually be preventable. They will be exposed to and understand possible solutions and alternative approaches to services/treatment for mentally ill people. With effective treatment, the Surgeon General states that with early recognition and proper medical treatment, 80% of those with mental disorders can live healthy, productive lives." Mental illness will receive its fair share of government resources and entitlement based on its incidence and affect on society. We will end the stigma the mentally ill suffer.
There is a monthly Connection support group on the first Monday of each month at Starting Point Behavioral Health in Yulee, Florida from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.
On the west side is another Connection meeting held at the Callahan FL Library. This group meets each Thursday from 2 pm to 3:30 pm.
All persons with a mental illness are welcome, including veterans! It is free and mentors are persons with a mental illness as well. It is a good chance every week to talk and help to bolster each person up on their road to recovery. Hope to see many new faces!