Institute of Psychiatry

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National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI logoOne out of every five families has a loved one who suffers from a major psychiatric illness (brain disorder) such as schizophrenia or bipolar illness (manic depression). Millions more suffer from depression anxiety, ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The National Alliance on Mental Illness Charleston Area is an organization that values all members of the family affected by these disorders. We provide programs for both the family members and clients, all of those whom seek support, education, and advocacy. Our support groups are designed to deliver constructive and compassionate assistance to people in need.

NAMI Charleston Area offers monthly support groups for family members and friends of those who have a loved one who suffers from a mental illness and also for individuals recovering from a brain disorder/mental illness.

NAMI Basics

NAMI Basics is a FREE, 15 hour education course that can help you….

  • Find help and resources
  • Feel understood and validated
  • Develop better family communication skills
  • Learn to work with the systems involved with mental health
  • Learn the importance of record keeping
  • Become an advocate
  • Know the value of self-care!

WHEN: Saturdays, beginning February 7th– March 14th from 10:00am-12:30pm (6 consecutive Saturday mornings)

WHERE: Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center, West Ashely, 2100 Charlie Hall Blvd, Charleston, SC 29414                                                                  

HOW: Pre-registration is required.  Call Maria Beth Smith:  (843) 323-8642.   Class size is limited to 15.   
                                  

Family to Family

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the Institute of Psychiatry are sponsoring a valuable educational series titled, "Family to Family" beginning January 20th. This is a free, 12-week program for family members and friends of individuals challenged by mental illness. The series is instructed by trained NAMI mentors who also have family member with a mental illness. Topics will include: understanding mental illness, diagnosis education, medications, communication skills, crisis management, coping skills, and relapse prevention.


WHAT: A free, 12 session educational course for family members and friends of those with a
serious mental illness. The course is instructed by trained NAMI family members.

WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning January 20th, 2015.
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Course ends February 26th, 2015.

WHERE: MUSC, Institute of Psychiatry, 5 North #526 Classroom,
67 President Street in downtown Charleston.

HOW: Contact Jane Wright: (864)-923-3806 or by email at jdcwright@yahoo.com

FREE: Must pre-register. No Registration Fee. A notebook and all
materials provided by NAMI.

Download a Family to Family flier.


Support & Educational Meetings

NAMI Charleston Area offers monthly support groups for family members and friends of those who have a loved one who suffers from a mental illness and also for individuals recovering from a brain disorder/mental illness.  All meetings are confidential.

First Tuesday of the Month

Moncks Corner Baptist Church
500 East Main Street
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
Support:  6:00pm - 7:15pm

Second Monday of the Month

Seacoast Church
2049 Savannah Hwy.
West Ashley, Charleston
Support:  6:00pm - 7:15pm
Use the main entrance.
Education:  7:30pm - 8:30pm
Education meetings for consumers and family members are held together.  The speakers discuss various issues related to mental health.

Third Monday of the Month

Bethany United Methodist Church
118 West Third South Street
Summerville
Support:  6:00pm - 7:30pm

Every Wednesday

Charleston Mental Heath Clinic
2100 Charlie Hall Blvd. (north wing)
West Ashley, Charleston
Support for those in recovery:  1:30pm - 3:00pm


Download a NAMI Support Group Flier Page 1.

Page 2.

Link to NAMI Charleston

FOR MUSC INSTITUTE OF PSYCHIATRY INPATIENTs ONLY

Charleston, Downtown
MUSC IOP
67 President Street
Support:  4:00pm
Inpatient support group meets in Room 3N.  The Institute of Psychiatry (IOP) is on the corner of President and Doughty Streets in downtown Charleston.
First and Third Monday of the Month

 
 
 

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