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December 27, 2016

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Morley lives with a mental illness – but that doesn’t stop her from enjoying life.  Learn more about Morley’s journey with NAMI New Orleans.

Morley felt confused and alone after being diagnosed with a mental illness, “It was a difficult time. I felt like no one understood how I felt.”

Morley soon found hope and healing at NAMI New Orleans’ Uptown Drop-In Center.

“I started attending Drop-In and found a community of people who accept me. It instantly felt like I had a home Read More

    NAMI New Orleans Members share their #StoriesofHope

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    While hospitalized in college, Kate found relief after being correctly diagnosed with a mental illness. Though her journey to wellness often felt isolating, Kate found hope and healing when a mental health professional recommended NAMI New Orleans, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

    It wasn’t long before Kate became a member of NAMI New Orleans and began attending programs like the Connection Recovery Support Group and the Peer-to-Peer 10-week class.

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    Check out NAMI New Orleans’ Executive Director, Lisa Romback, and NAMI New Orleans Board Member, Chantrelle Varnado-Johnson, on the Community Health Heroes Show! Now airing on NOATV Cox Channel 76 (Education Channel) on Thursdays at 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m.

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    Members of NAMI New Orleans Share their #StoriesofHope

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    Like so many in New Orleans, Denise and her daughter Nina cheer on the Saints every fall, attend Mardi Gras parades, and enjoy beignets at Café DuMonde in the French Quarter.

    Nina is also one of the 68 million Americans living with mental illness.

    After her daughter’s diagnosis, Denise struggled to find the right path for Nina’s recovery, “We tried several programs before a family friend recommended NAMI New Orleans.”  In 2011, Nina began Read More

    Thank you for your support of NAMI New Orleans on #GivingTuesday. Thousands of families are impacted by the free programs and services offered at NAMI New Orleans. You can still give the gift of hope this season by supporting NAMI New Orleans. Visit http://namineworleans.org/donate_now/ to make a secure tax-deductible donation. Thank you!

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    Hundreds joined Honorary Chair David Hammer from WWL-TV at the 7th annual NAMIWalks – Changing Minds with a Second Line – at Audubon Park on October 15, 2016.  Participants enjoyed live music from the New Birth Brass Band and special appearances by the Pussyfooters, Mardi Gras Indian Queens, New Orleans’ City Councilmember LaToya Cantrell, WWL-TV’s Angela Hill, New Orleans Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Rouse, and Ret. Judge Johnson! 

    Check back to learn more about NAMIWalks 2017! Contact Meghan Goldbeck Read More

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