Collaborative & Innovative
Bridges of Hope (a NAMI FaithNet Program) is to educate clergy and congregations about mental illness so that they can create stronger safety nets and welcoming communities of faith for people living with serious mental illness. For more information call 404-604-2350 or email@example.com.
Art therapy integrates psychotherapeutic techniques with the creative process to improve mental health and well-being. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight.” Art therapy can be used to treat a wide range of mental disorders and psychological distress. In many cases, it might be used in conjunction with other psychotherapy techniques such as group therapy or cognitive-behavioral therapy. NAMI DeKalb provides Art Therapy in partnership with Soul Journers Studio to its participants. For more information call 404-604-2350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Journaling was long thought of a practice reserved for writers (and middle schoolers who have a top-secret diary), but that's no longer the case: People of all ages have found journaling for mental health to be an efficient, therapeutic, and relaxing activity. For more information call 404-604-2350 or email@example.com.
Late Life Depression
Depression affects more than 19 million Americans every year, regardless of age, race, or gender. While depression is not a normal part of the aging process, there is a strong likelihood of it occurring when other physical health conditions are present. For example, nearly a quarter of the 600,000 people who experience a stroke in a given year will experience clinical depression. Unfortunately, symptoms of depression are often overlooked and untreated when they coincide with other medical illnesses or life events that commonly occur as people age (e.g., loss of loved ones). However, clinical depression is never a “normal” response; it is a serious medical illness that should be treated at any age. NAMI DeKalb provides presentations about late life depression. For more information call 404-604-2350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refugee Community Outreach
NAMI DeKalb will sponsor a Multicultural Mental Health Fair in Clarkston, Georgia July 13th during Minority Mental Health Month. We are partnering with organizations in the community to provide resources for individuals dealing with mental health challenges following the resettlement here in For more information call 404-604-2350 or email@example.com.
One Step at a Time
With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with challenges presented by mental illness. Regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, age, or socio-economic level, we are here to serve the community and fight against stigma associated with mental illness. NAMI DeKalb is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment in DeKalb communities.