Mental Wellness Screenings:
Two sites were scheduled in November and there is an upcoming Mental Wellness Now: Help & Hope screening scheduled at the Hope Outreach Help Center
at 18350 North US Highway 301, Citra 32113 on Thursday, December 6th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Adult mental wellness screenings are free. If you or someone you know might need help, please come to this event. No appointment is necessary and confidentiality is assured.
Voting for NAMI Board Members:
NAMI Marion County members continued to turn in ballots during November to elect the 2019 Board of Directors. The votes will be tallied and announced at the December 11th board meeting. All members are invited. The meetings are held at 4:30 p.m. at the Early Learning Coalition of Marion County, 2300 SW 17th Road, Ocala. New board members will start in January 2019.
Family-to-Family Education Program teacher training:
We trained new teachers for this program which will enable us to increase the availability of these classes. The F2F program helps family members get the education, resources and information they need to help their loved ones affected by mental illness.
Support Group Meetings:
- Family Support Group meetings continued at First United Methodist Church, 1126 East Silver Springs Blvd., on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in Building D, Room 17 (off the courtyard). Also available are Family Support Group meetings at St. Timothy's RC Church in Lady Lake at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of every month.
- Connection Recovery Support Group meetings are also on the first and third Tuesday of each month at First United Methodist Church (address above) at 2 p.m. A new addition to the group is that after the support group meeting ends at about 3-3:30 p.m. it becomes game time! Planned for 2019 is a separate game night - details to follow.
Lunch & Learn in 2019!
NAMI Marion County in cooperation with the Marion County Mental Wellness Coalition and sponsored by WellCare Health Plans will be offering monthly lunch meetings to discuss mental health-related topics! More info to follow.