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National Alliance on Mental Illness

(c) 2016 NAMI  (National Alliance on Mental Illness)     Nassau County , FL  Chapter

Last updated: 10/13/2016

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 loved ones. 


Board Member Meetings

1st. Thursday of every month 6:30pm, at the Journey Church  conference room. 95707 Amelia Concourse, Yulee, FL


Sept 1st meeting rescheduled for Sept 15th.


Support Group

Free monthly support group for family members/caretakers/loved ones of a person with a mental health related diagnosis on the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm at the Journey Church in the Explorers room?  

The next scheduled meetings will be on May 3rd, June 7th, July 5th, August 2nd, September 6th, October 4th, November 1st, and December 6th.

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.

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Support Group

Connection  Class

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 County Bldg, community room, 45401 Micker St., Callahan, FL

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!

General Membership Meetings:

The Nassau County, Florida affiliate of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) hosts its general membership meetings

quarterly at the Journey Church from 7 pm- 8:30 pm at 95707 Amelia Concourse Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034.

The next scheduled quarterly membership meetings are on June 2nd, September 1st, and December 1st of 2016.

There is also a monthly membership meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at 554820 US Highway 1 Hilliard, Florida 32046.  These meetings are for the members that reside in the assisted living facility in Nassau County.

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Courses are scheduled for October 17 - 21 at Council on Aging,

1367  S.18th Street, Fernandina Beach, FL  (Directly across from Nassau Baptist Medical Center)

Peer to Peer Course: