Calendar Items:

  • Monday, July, 10, 10:30am-12 noon, Big Bend Mental Health Coalition, LeRoy Collins Library, 200 W. Park Avenue. Monthly Meeting – open to the public.
  • Tuesday, August 15, 6pm, Board of Directors Meeting.  Hancock Bank, 2453 Mahan Drive, Corner of Riggins Road and Mahan Drive.  Members welcome.
  • Tuesday, August 8, 7pm, NAMI Family Support Group, St. John’s Episcopal Church, see “tabbed” information below on this page.
  • Tuesday, August 8, 6-7:30pm, NAMI Connection Peer Support Group, 2626 Care Drive, see “tabbed” information below on this page.
  • Tuesday, August 22, 6-7:30pm, NAMI Connection Peer Support Group, 2626 Care Drive, see “tabbed” information below on this page.
  • Tuesdays, beginning August 22, NAMI Family-to-Family classesCapital Regional Medical Center, Tallahassee.  Register now as these free classes fill up early.  Link here for additional information and to register>
  • Monday, September 4, 2017, Labor Day.  “Bluebird Run for Brookie B”  to benefit suicide prevention and local postvention Link here for registration and other information>
  • Saturdays, beginning September 9 – Oct. 14, 9:30-11:30 am.  NAMI Basics classes.  Location to be determined.  Link here for information on this education course designed specifically for families dealing with adolescent behavioral challenges>
  • Tuesday, Sept. 5-Wednesday, September 6, Peer Support Whole Health & Resilency Training,  sponsored by the Peer Support Coalition of Florida and Magellan Complete Care.  Link here for additional information>
  • Mon.-Friday, September 11-15, Crisis Intervention Training for local law enforcement.  A 40-hour training sponsored by the Tallahassee Police Department, Leon County Office of Court Administration and NAMI Tallahassee.  Link here for additional information.

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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.

Beginning, Tuesday, June 27, a new NAMI Connection peer support group.  This Recovery and Resiliency based support group is for PEERS only – facilitated by peers and focused on peers.

  • WHEN:  2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month – 6 to 7:30 pm
  • 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!

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.