Thank you, thank you to all our sponsors, runners and volunteers who helped make the ” 2017 Bluebird Run for Brookie B”  such a success.   Held each year on Labor Day since 2015, this is NAMI-Tallahassee’s major local event with a focus on suicide prevention and local postvention.

A salute to our continuing Sustaining Sponsors: The Apalachee Center, Inc.; Liebenhaut Law, PLLPC; Capital Regional Medical Center; Tallahassee Democrat; Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare. Luminiary Sponsors:  Cumulus Tallahassee; Magellan Complete Care; NAMI-Florida; Tallahassee MagazineAdvocate Sponsors:  Darden Real Estate Company; Graphic Press; InSite Media; LamarSupporting Sponsors:  ABC Flooring Center; Cool Beanz Cafe, Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital, Florida State Guardianship Association, Hamrick Insurance Associates; Ron & Natholyn Harris; The Long Forgotten String Band: Manusa Law Firm, PA.

Calendar Items:

  • Thursday, December 7, 6-7:30pm, NAMI Connection Peer Support Group, 2626 Care Drive, see “tabbed” information below on this page.
  • Monday, December 11, 10:30am-12 noon, Big Bend Mental Health Coalition LeRoy Collins Library, 200 W. Park Avenue. Monthly Meeting – open to the public.
  • Tuesday, December 12, 6pm, NAMI-Tallahassee Holiday Dinner, Annual Meeting and Elections.  St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 2198 North Meridian, Tallahassee. For additional information, link here>
    • Family Support Group and Connection Support Group will not meet as normally scheduled on this date – to allow the facilitators and attendees to participate in this event.
  • Thursday, December 21, 6-7:30pm, NAMI Connection Peer Support Group, 2626 Care Drive, see “tabbed” information below on this page.
  • Tuesday, December 26, 6-7:30pm, NAMI Connection Peer Support Group, 2626 Care Drive, see “tabbed” information below on this page.
  • Wednesday evenings, January 10-March 21, 2018, NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program, Apalachee Center.  A free 12-week education program designed specifically for family and friends.  Registration is required.  For additional information and to register, link here>
  • January 24, 2018, NAMI Florida Legislative Day at the Florida Capital.

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What Brings Family & Friends to NAMI-Tallahassee Support Group?

  • Concerns about the behavior of those we love
  • Concerns about suicidal thoughts or panic attacks
  • Questions about what resources are available
  • Concerns about whether or not we appropriately handle various situations involving our loved ones

NAMI-Tallahassee has long offered a monthly support group which meets at St. John’s Episcopal Church. The group is lead by trained facilitators who provide an atmosphere of respect and protection. It is designed for families and friends.

  • WHEN:  2nd Tuesdays of each month – 7 to 8 pm
  • WHERE:  St. John’s Episcopal Church
    211 N. Monroe Street, Tallahassee
    Room – Cobb Library (off the courtyard)
    Use back entrance of the church, entering from N. Calhoun Street

Additional Mental Health Resources in Leon County are available through an online database maintained by the Florida State University College of Medicine’s Department of Behavorial Sciences and Social Medicine.

We’ve recently discovered a poster that we really like from NAMI National’s Blog page and felt you might find it helpful. Take a look. Click once on the image to enlarge.

NAMI’s Connection peer support group has expanded its schedule.  This Recovery and Resiliency based support group is for PEERS only – facilitated by peers and focused on peers.

  • WHEN:  1st and 3rd Thursdays; 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month – 6 to 7:30 pm.  Check the calendar listing at the top of this homepage to verify the appropriate Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • WHERE:  2626 Care Drive, Tallahassee (Click on map to enlarge)
    Care Drive runs down the north side of the Capital Regional Medical Center main campus; the group will meet in the small building behind the hospital, with the entrance accessed from Care Drive.

There is plenty of free parking in a secure location, not far from a convenient bus stop. No registration is necessary – just come join us!

For additional information, email connection@nami-tallahassee.org.

NAMI Tallahassee continues its monthly Family Support Group on second Tuesdays at St John’s Episcopal Church.

NAMI-Tallahassee maintains a voice-mail help-line at 850.841.3386. Messages are returned by volunteers who offer compassionate guidance, empathy and understanding.

The help-line does NOT offer counseling or therapy, nor do our volunteers provide individual advocacy or professional advice.

If you are in an emergency situation, refer to the Crisis section on this page.

Additional Mental Health Resources in Leon County are available through an online database maintained by the Florida State University College of Medicine’s Department of Behavorial Sciences and Social Medicine.

Across the country, trained NAMI volunteers bring peer-led presentations to a wide variety of community settings, from churches to schools. With the unique understanding of people with lived experience, these programs provide outstanding free education, advocacy and support.

NAMI-Tallahassee offers the following NAMI signature presentations:  Ending the Silence, In Our Own Voice, Parents and Teachers as Allies and Sharing Hope as well as in-service programs for local providers.

Link here to find out more about the presentations listed above, request a representative for a tabling event or simply submit a request for brochures.  Please submit requests four weeks prior to your event date to ensure a volunteer can be scheduled.