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**IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
IN-PERSON SUPPORT GROUPS SUSPENDED**

In accordance with the guidance issued by President Trump today regarding COVID-19, NAMI-Brazos Valley is suspending support groups for the next two weeks.  We plan to resume support groups on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.  Please know NAMI-Brazos Valley is here to support those living with mental illness and those who love people with mental illness everyday.  If you are in need of support, please reach out by phone, email, or whatever means necessary.

 

NAMI Brazos Valley hosts weekly support groups on Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm at the NAMI-BV Office (3705 S. College Ave, Bryan, TX 77803).

Family Connection Support Group
Peer Connection Support Group
Teen Share and Care Support Group

 

For more information:
(979) 774-4713
rsvp@namibv.org

In The News: NAMI Brazos Valley / NAMI BV

March 30, 2020

NAMI Texas is now offering Online NAMI Family Support Groups on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 6:30 PM led by two FSG facilitators beginning this Wednesday, April 1st. We hope to offer more online NAMI support groups soon.

NAMI Family Support Group:

1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Central Time

To access the groups:

1. Go to https://www.supportgroupscentral.com/namitexas

2. Click on the Blue Tab that says “Not yet a member? Setup your free account now”

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    By Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, CPRP | Mar. 11, 2020

    You can find this article, and more, at NAMI Now Blogs.

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    Coronavirus: Mental Health Coping Strategies By Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, CPRP | Mar. 20, 2020

    You can find this article, and more, at NAMI Now Blogs.

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    **UPDATE (3.23.20): At the request of the President of the United States, Governor Abbott, the World Health Organization, and the CDC, we regrettably have to cancel some of our upcoming events and groups, as follows:

    Peer Support Group – Suspended until further notice Family Support Group – Suspended until further notice Teen Share & Care Group – Suspended until further notice

    NAMI-BV Education and Trainings – Suspended until further notice Mental Health First Aid Classes – Suspended until further notice

    Mental Health Awareness Luncheon (May)Read More

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