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Causes: Mental Health, Mental Health & Crisis Intervention, Mental Health Disorders

Mission: NAMI Central Virginia promotes recovery and is dedicated to improving the lives of Central Virginians with serious mental illness through education, support, advocacy, resources, and anti-stigma campaigns.

Target demographics: People living with a mental illness and their families

Geographic areas served: The Central Virginia Area (Richmond and all surrounding counties and the tri-cities)

Programs: Education and Support Programs. Free Resources, Community Events, and Advocacy.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

NAMI Central Virginia is a wonderful organization. NAMI Central Virginia helped my family and me when a loved one developed a mental illness. NAMI Central Virginia is the place to turn for mental health education, support, resources, and advocacy.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I didn't understand what was happening to my child as he began developing a mental illness. I did not have the skills to give him the help he needed. I felt lost. I felt stigma and didn't know who to call for answers. No one would talk to me because I was not the person with the illness. They would only talk with my son but he was too sick to reach out for help and medical care. Feelings of helplessness were with me everyday. Then, I found NAMI-CVA. I learned that I was not alone. I registered in a NAMI-CVA free education class and a NAMI-CVA support group. I learned about the illness my son had developed and about things I could do to help him, myself, and my family. NAMI-CVA provided me with the tools, resources, connections, knowledge, support, and hope I needed. My family and I are still involved with NAMI-CVA because it is an outstanding organization that helps people who have mental illness and the families who love them.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NAMI Central Virginia assists so many families in the Richmond-Petersburg region through their free programs. If you or your family have been affected by mental health challenges, NAMI is the place to be.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

NAMI Central Virginia and it's affiliated family support groups really helped improve my relationship with my family. Additionally they've given me an excellent opportunity to do engaging volunteer work related to my skill set.