Family to Family Starting September 12th

12 Week Educational  Program for Families 

You do not have to feel Alone.

Join us at Support Group or Learn about Mental Illness Issues at our Educational Meeting. ​

Congratulations to NAMI Alabama for winning the 2016


“Outstanding State Organization”

The Outstanding State Organization Award is given in recognition of exceptional efforts defined by the NAMI Standard of Excellence level in carrying out the NAMI mission on a state level. The Alabama office was awarded this honor for its board leadership, governance and leadership in their advocacy effort.

NAMI Shelby County Mental Illness Education And Support Group

NAMI Shelby County mission is to provide support, education and advocacy for persons with mental illnesses, their families, and others whose lives are affected by brain disorders.

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

www.nami.org

​What is NAMI

Our Mission for Shelby

JOIN US August 23th at 7:00pm

Special THANKS to AKA PSI XI OMEGO CHAPTER ​11483 for the generous donation to Alabama NAMI Walks / Shelby County

Special THANKS to Glidewell Specialties Foundry and Bradley Chick for the generous donation to Alabama NAMI Walks / Shelby County

​​WHEN and WHO to call when you or your loved one is experiencing a mental health crisis
 


When to call 911 for police/ambulance assistance and/or take person to the hospital:

-If the person is in imminent danger of harming themselves or others.

-If the person has already acted on suicidal thoughts, homicidal thoughts or command psychotic symptoms (the person has already done something to hurt themselves or someone else).




National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255):

-If the person is in any type of crisis, including, but not limited to, suicidal thoughts.

-You’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area.



Chilton-Shelby Mental Health Center 24 Hour Crisis Line at 205-663-1252:


-This will allow you/your loved one to speak to a therapist.

-If the person is experiencing:

-suicidal or homicidal thoughts

-psychotic symptoms (hallucinations, paranoia)

-You can also call the same number during work hours to learn about service
s.




Talk Line through Wings Across Alabama at 1-800-639-3000:

-Not a crisis line, just someone to talk things over with; a peer support specialist

-Monday through Friday from 12:00 Noon-12:00 Midnight

 

When to contact Shelby County Probate Court at 205-669-3710 in order to discuss a possible involuntary commitment:

-When any of the above are true,

-AND the person is currently in Shelby County (if not then call probate court in the county where the person is at the present time),

-AND the person is unwilling to seek any kind of mental health treatment (i.e. see a therapist, psychiatrist or go to the hospital).

Our August program will be a speaker from Triumph Services.  This is a community based support to individuals with disabilities and mental health conditions who are trying to live independently.  They help persons with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges to live independently, have successful careers, and develop lifelong relations..

SHELBY COUNTY NAMI shows their support at  NAMI WALK'S Alabama held in Montgomery September 26th 2015 

Special THANKS Brookwood Shelby Baptist for the generous donation to Alabama NAMI Walks / Shelby County

Please Join us for our support group Meetings


Next support group meet will be August 23th at 6 pm


We have a support group for Friends and Families of those dealing with Mental Illness.


We have a support group for those individuals living with a mental illness.