(c) 2014 NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Nassau County , FL Chapter
Last updated: 8/14/2014
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
3rd Thursday of every month 6:00pm, at Northeast Florida Community Agency,
1303 Jasmine St. Fernandina Beach, FL
1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month 7:00pm, at the Journey Church (Yulee), family care room.
95707 Amelia Concourse, Fernandina Bch.FL
Every Friday, 11:00 am , at Council on Aging, 1367 S.18th Street, Fernandina Beach, FL
(Directly across from Baptist Medical Center)
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.
The weekly Connection class will begin on Thursday, September 18. The class will meet weekly for groups of interested people who have a mental illness. The class will be lead by Sue Whitman and Delana Cooper who have received training in leading groups. They will meet at the COA in Hilliard; which is located just north of the Winn Dixie along the west side of Route 1. Classes will be 90 minutes long; from 2 to 3:30 PM each and every Thursday! We will encourage everyone to be on time as much as possible! Hope to see many new faces!
Peer 2 Peer Class
Hello everyone!, we feel the winds of change everywhere and it is good! It is time to get excited! The Peer 2 Peer Course will be offered by Jane O'Neil and Sue Whitman starting on Wedneday, September 17 and will run Weds and Fridays from 2-3:30 PM through October 17th. It will be 5 weeks long and be held at the COA across from the Baptist Nassau Medical Center in Fernandina. There is no cost for the course and is for the benefit of those who have a mental illness.