My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for NAMI Central Virginia (NAMI-CVA), Richmond, VA, USA
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.