May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, NAMI joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.
You Are Not Alone
For 2021’s Mental Health Awareness Month NAMI will continue to amplify the message of “You Are Not Alone.” We will use this time to focus on the healing value of connecting in safe ways, prioritizing mental health and acknowledging that it’s okay to not be okay through NAMI’s blog, personal stories, videos, digital toolkits, social media engagements and national events.
Together, we can realize our shared vision of a nation where anyone affected by mental illness can get the appropriate support and quality of care to live healthy, fulfilling lives — a nation where no one feels alone in their struggle.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the mental health of people of all ages. Now, more than ever, it is critical to reduce the stigma around mental health struggles, because that stigma often prevents individuals from seeking help.
While most in-person NAMI Savannah support group meetings are cancelled, groups are meeting virtually by remote connection if you are interested https://namiga.org/support-groups/.
NAMI Connections Support Group - Meetings will be held on Thursdays.
* COVID 19 Safety precautions will be followed.
See our Support Group page for location details.
Tips to cope with stress during COVID-19
- PAUSE Notice how you feel
- TAKE BREAKS from COVID-19 content
- MAKE TIME to sleep and exercise
- REACH OUT and stay connected
- SEEK HELP if overwhelmed or unsafe
NAMI Savannah serves Chatham County, Effingham County, Bryan County, Liberty County, and beyond.
NAMI Savannah is one of over 1,500 affiliates in communities across the country made up of individuals living with a mental illness and their families and friends. We are a grassroots, self-help, support, education and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of all those affected by serious mental illness. Our mission is to eradicate the stigma associated with these illnesses and to promote research into the causes of and treatments for mental illness. We offer an array of free educational and support programs for individuals and their families.
We’ve been there, we understand and we can help!
Mental Illness can affect persons of any age, race, religion or socioeconomic status.
One in five American adults lives with mental illness. Individuals both diagnosed and undiagnosed with mental illness are those around us – our neighbors, our friends, family and co-workers. Four million children and adolescents in this country suffer from a serious mental disorder that causes significant functional impairments at home, at school and with peers.
Mental health disorders account for more disability that any other illness, including cancer and heart disease reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).