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Words From Our Members - MaKensie Dodd

The next installment in our video series features MaKensie Dodd. MaKensie is a current member of NAMI Virginia's YouthMOVE Young Adult Advisory Board, and an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. Hear her compelling story about living with depression, finding therapy, facing personal stigma, and how to support another person who is struggling!

Click the button below to visit our Personal Stories page where our members share their truths about mental illness. Contact us if you'd like to share your story too!

We are pleased to offer a special four-part Choices In Recovery Series focusing on Managing Stress & Anxiety Around the Holidays. If you are an adult living with symptoms of a mental health condition and find this time of year more difficult than most, this workshop is for you! Click the button below to learn more and to sign up! Space is limited to 10 participants.

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NAMI Central Virginia is an organization of families, friends and individuals whose lives have been affected by mental illness. Together, we advocate for better lives for those individuals who have a mental illness, and we offer support, education and advocacy as we do so.

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In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the NAMI CVA office will be closed beginning Wednesday, November 25th. Callers may still leave messages at 804-285-1749, and voicemails will be returned in a timely manner. The office will reopen on Monday, November 30th at 9:00 A.M.

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Happy Thanksgiving NAMI! Wishing everyone the healthiest Thanksgiving ever! (and stay safe)!

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a mood disorder characterized by depression that occurs at the same time every year.

In this video, NAMI CVA Board Director James Harris takes an in-depth look at SAD. He says, "In this climate of potentially not going home or being around family due to COVID, this will be more prevalent." Watch the video to learn more about how you can help people affected by this condition at this time of year.
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Helping Those In Need

NAMI started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of more than 500 local affiliates who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.

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Join NAMI Central Virginia and join a movement to inspire better lives for Central Virginians who are affected by mental illness. With membership, you'll receive newsletters and updates on mental health news, you'll be able to engage in discussion groups, and you'll have the opportunity to support others who are affected by mental illness financially and emotionally.

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