Dear NAMI friends, NAMI Columbus is concerned for both our members’ health and for the health in the communities in which we live, especially with the current coronavirus outbreak. Therefore, we have made some decisions to try to keep our members healthy, as well as to be responsible citizens. Using an abundance of caution, we are cancelling all of our in-person meetings for NAMI Columbus until further notice. If you have any particular concern which needs to be addressed, you can always call our NAMI Columbus phone at (706) 320-3755. Please leave a clear message including your name and phone number, and we will return your call. In the meantime, please remember that self-care is always important. If you are anxious or confused about the recent changes, you can find help at these resources provided by NAMI national… NAMI National Updates NAMI Information and Resources Also you can call the national NAMI HelpLine (800) 950-6264 Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., EST Take care of yourself. Remember that your NAMI friends are still within reach. So reach out to each other by phone call, email, text, Facebook, or whatever you normally use. Let’s all stay connected somehow, even if it’s not in person. Remember our NAMI motto: “You Are Not Alone” Your friends at NAMI Columbus

Zoom Into NAMI Connection


We may be socially distant, but we can still make a social connection by attending a virtual NAMI Connection Support Group Meeting.

Saturdays – 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Thursdays – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Email Vanessa.M.Vivas@gmail.com or tblankenbeker@gmail.com for an invite (link) to either group. Please email at least 24 hours prior.

Zoom Into Family Support Groups

Beginning Monday, JANUARY 25TH at 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM, we will once again have weekly facilitated support meetings for family members and friends of an individual with a mental health issue, and they will currently be held using Zoom.
If you would like a meeting invitation to be sent to you, simply send your email address and cell phone number to Teresa O’Donnell, tblankenbeker@gmail.com or Tawana Farley, farleytawana@yahoo.com.

We Want Families to Know

We are here for you!
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NAMI Columbus wants families to know that we are here for them and that they are not alone. We need you to help us spread the word about NAMI Columbus to other families who are struggling with the effects of mental illness.


If you are in need of immediate assistance please contact the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) 1-800-715-4225