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The NAMI CVA Effect!

As 2020 comes to a close, we wanted to leave some words of encouragement and appreciation in a short video we call: The NAMI CVA Effect! Hear from our members' testimonials about their first encounter with NAMI, and some hopeful messaging from the NAMI CVA staff as we look forward to 2021. We are thankful for the support of our Central Virginia community and cannot wait to see what the future holds!

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New Officers for 2021 Board

We are proud to introduce the 2021 Executive Officers of the NAMI CVA Board of Directors! Their leadership will help guide the Board and policies of the affiliate in the coming year. Be sure to give them a warm welcome!

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Register for Family to Family Education

This free eight-session course is for family members and/or caregivers of individuals with mental illness. Family-to-Family discusses treatment for common mental illnesses and teaches skills that families need to cope when their loved one is experiencing crisis and relapse. It also provides guidance on how to locate appropriate supports and services within the community, communicating effectively, and expressing understanding and empathy for loved ones living with mental illnesses.

The next online class begins on Monday, February 22nd at 6:00 P.M. Visit the Family to Family page on our site to learn more and sign up!

Words From Our Members - Darryl Matthews

In the fifth installment of our 'Words From Our Members' video series, we feature Darryl Matthews! Darryl has been an In Our Own Voice Presenter for over ten years, and has inspired audiences all across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Hear him speak candidly about Bipolar Disorder Type 1, coping skills that jumpstarted his recovery, and how NAMI Central Virginia taught him to advocate against the very stigma he faced from people in his life.

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Online Programs Supported By The Community Foundation

NAMI CVA has done a lot of reorganizing to support our communities' mental health needs this year. As a result, all of our groups and classes were moved to a virtual format. The costs associated with the reformatting was supported by a grant from The Behavioral Health Fund of The Community Foundation. We thank you for helping us carry out our work, and supporting people with lived mental health experience!

If you wish to learn more about how you can support The Behavioral Health Fund, check out

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Support NAMI CVA with Online Shopping

With the 2020 Holiday Season upon us, many of us are doing quite a lot of online shopping... perhaps more than usual with social distancing measures in place. With AmazonSmile, you can raise funds for free mental health programs without any additional effort or cost! Simply do your usual online shopping for the holidays, and a percentage is donated to NAMI CVA.

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Welcome to NAMI Central Virginia

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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Do you shop at Kroger? Did you know that Kroger has a community giving program? You can raise money for NAMI Central Virginia just by doing your regular shopping. Once a person signs up, the company will donate a small portion of each sale to NAMI CVA at no additional cost! Here are the steps to get started?

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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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Thank you for your generous tax-deductible donation. You are helping us provide support, education, and advocacy to thousands of people living with mental illness in Virginia.

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The families and members of NAMI Central Virginia are here to help! We offer understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness.