Special THANKS Colonial Pipleline for the generous donation to Alabama NAMI Walks / Shelby County

We would like to Thank Everyone for Supporting NAMI Shelby at the NAMI Alabama Walks. Click on the link to watch a video of the walk.

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

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

Support Group 

Next support group meet will be March 28th at 6 pm

Family Support Group for Families of those dealing with Mental Illness.

Connections Support group for those individuals living with a mental illness.

NAMI Shelby Mental Illness Education And Support Group in Shelby County Alabama

NAMI Shelby 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.


​What is NAMI

Our Mission for Shelby

Alabama Institute for Recovery

(Formerly the Alabama Recovery Conference)

April 17,18,&19 Shocco Springs

​​Registration Deadline March 20th 

March 10th Deadline for scholarships

Scholarships are available to consumers who are unemployed or on disability only.

All scholarships require a $10 non-refundable, non-transferable registration fee.

For more information or registration form email namishelby@gmail.com or call 205-381-7296

Registration Form for Alabama Institute for Recovery Conference           https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_5NHubbbfQnNHhhYlR1V1lhcDg

Respect and Hope Award Poster       https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_5NHubbbfQnd0U2SjVMd2FtZlE

Respect Award Form     https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5NHubbbfQnZkp0ZXItNTFsUE0/view?usp=sharing

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


Shelby Reporter Article on


https://shar.es/18NnZP         THANKS Shelby Reporter


Contact Laura Helenuis  205-267-2986  laurajnh@gmail.com    

​​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

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).