Upcoming Carroll County Event, Saturday October 07, 20023
NAMI Carroll County partnering with Springfield State Hospital for Mental Health Day!
NAMI Carroll County Fall 2023 Family-to-Family canceled due to low registration response.
NAMI Maryland is starting virtual Signature NAMI Education Classes in October 2023 and January 2024! These classes will be held over Zoom and will provide invaluable information and support for people living with mental health conditions and their loved ones.
- NAMI Peer-to-Peer:NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 8-session course for individuals with mental health conditions. Classes will begin Monday, October 16th, 2023, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm!
- NAMI Family-to-Family: NAMI Family-t0-Family is a free, 8-session course for family members and loved ones of an adult living with a mental health condition. Classes will begin Wednesday, January 10th, 2024, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm!
- NAMI Basics: NAMI Basics is a free, 6-session course designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral health difficulties. Classes will begin Wednesday, January 31st, 2024, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm!
Pre-registration is required for these courses. If you are interested in attending any of these courses, please contact Deneice Valentine or Sebrina Kebede at firstname.lastname@example.org or sk
Upcoming Carroll County Event, Saturday November 04, 20023
Join us for a free, virtual movie screening of “God Knows Where I Am”, a powerful PBS documentary. The body of a homeless woman is found in an abandoned New Hampshire farmhouse. Beside the body, lies a diary that documents her journey of starvation and the loss of sanity. As her story unfolds from different perspectives, including her own, we learn about our systemic failure to protect those who cannot protect themselves. This documentary will open our eyes to the reality that vulnerable people live among us and provokes thought and keen awareness of our broken system.
This screening will take place in-person at the Explorations Commons in Westminster, hosted by NAMI Carroll County.
Connections Support Group will be restarting on July 19 online via Zoom 7-8pm and every third Wednesday of each month!!!
Contact information to join Connections support group is
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for any adult who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who’ve been there.
The following NAMI Affiliates in Maryland offer other Connection support group options.
- NAMI Anne Arundel County
- NAMI Metro Baltimore
- NAMI Frederick County
- NAMI Harford County
- NAMI Howard County
- NAMI Kent and Queen Anne’s
- NAMI Lower Shore
- NAMI Montgomery County
- NAMI Prince George’s County
- NAMI Southern Maryland
Volunteer Opportunities with NAMI Carroll County
How Can I Volunteer with NAMI Carroll County?
NAMI Carroll County provides support to people living with mental illnesses and their families throughout the county. We accomplish this through the generosity of volunteers who give their time. Volunteers are essential to the work that NAMI Carroll County does. We need your help in the following areas:
- We are looking for passionate volunteers to lead Carroll County
- Do outreach in the community
- Work during our special events
- Contribute to our advocacy efforts
The new 3-digit number for mental health and suicide crisis, is now available across the nation. This is a reality because of mental health advocates like you who raised their voice in support of a vision that we can provide everyone a better response to mental health crises.
Anyone experiencing a mental health, substance use, or suicide crisis can call or text 988 or chat with the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988lifeline.org.
No matter where you live, you can be connected to trained crisis counselors at Lifeline call centers across the country. This support is available to people in crisis or their loved ones, and it is free, confidential and available 24/7/365.
Learn more about 988 and what it means for you at nami.org/988.
Family Support Group will be offered two times per month. It will be on the first and third Tuesday of the month.
The first Tuesday will be online via Zoom.
The third Tuesday will be in person.
The following NAMI Affiliates are offering support groups as well and offer more options to attend a support group meeting. Please click the links below for more information.
NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, eight-session educational program for adults with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery.
COVID-19 Response & Resources
We know that this is very stressful and unusual time for everyone.
NAMI Carroll County Maryland is here for you.
NAMI Carroll County is an affiliate of NAMI Maryland.
NAMI Maryland has compiled a COVID-19 Resource guide.
We encourage you to follow the link below for more information.
NAMI MD Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources Link
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us by email or call us at (410) 857-3650.
Online Training Available
NAMI offers the following free online training:
NAMI Basics is a 6-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth (ages 22 and younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms. This program is free to participants, 99% of whom say they would recommend the program to others.