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Welcome to NAMI-NSV
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Northern Shenandoah Valley

Serving Winchester city and the counties of
Frederick,
Clarke, Warren, Shenandoah and Page

Support Group Schedule below
A Symbol of Hope
Cast from shackles which bound them, this bell shall ring out hope for the mentally ill and victory over mental illness.
   Inscription on Mental Health Bell

The Mental Health Bell:
Inhumane bindings recast into a sign of hope

During the early days of mental health treatment, asylums often restrained people who had mental illnesses with iron chains and shackles around their ankles and wrists. With better understanding and treatments, this cruel practice eventually stopped.
In the early 1950s, Mental Health America issued a call to asylums across the country for their discarded chains and shackles. On April 13, 1953, at the McShane Bell Foundry in Baltimore, Md., Mental Health America melted down these inhumane bindings and recast them into a sign of hope: the Mental Health Bell.
Now the symbol of Mental Health America, the 300-pound Bell serves as a powerful reminder that the invisible chains of misunderstanding and discrimination continue to bind people with mental illnesses. Today, the Mental Health Bell rings out hope for improving mental health and achieving victory over mental illnesses.
Over the years, national mental health leaders and other prominent individuals have rung the Bell to mark the continued progress in the fight for victory over mental illnesses.

One Man”s Dream – Video – Clifford W. Beers:

 

NAMI-NSV Support Groups

Family & Friends Group Schedule:
Support group for family members, partners and
friends of individuals living with a mental illness.

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Winchester Family & Friends Support Group:
2nd and 4th Sunday of month

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
411 N. Cameron Street, Winchester, VA
Take the elevator to the 2nd floor, turn right and follow
the hallway to the last door on the left.

Connections Group Schedules:
Support groups for adults living with a
mental health condition.     ReadMore

Front Royal Evening Connection Group
1st and 3rd Tuesdays
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Warren County Hospital,
1000 N. Shenandoah Ave.

Enter through the main entrance,
go to basement,

follow signs to the cafeteria,
the conference room is next to cafeteria.

Luray Evening Connection Group
1st and 3rd Tuesdays

6:00 – 7:30pm
Page Memorial Hospital
200 Memorial Drive.
Parking is in front of main entrance.
Enter through the
main entrance.
Turn left
into the Administrative Boardroom.
Sign on the door
will indicate NAMI Meeting.

Winchester Noon Connection Group
Every Monday  12:00 – 1:30 pm

411 N. Cameron Street  – 2nd floor,
Winchester, VA

Turn right off of the elevator,
go down the hallway about midway.
Conference room is
on your right.

Winchester Evening Connection Group
Every Monday 
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Valley Health System Support Building
Classroom 1 – Ground Floor.
Winchester Medical Center
220 Campus Blvd.

Woodstock Connection Group
1st and 3rd Mondays

12:30-2:00 pm
Virginia Cooperative Extension
Shenandoah County Office
600 N. Main Street, Suite 100
Woodstock, VA

We look forward to seeing you!
Questions/Concerns?? Call: 540 533-1832
OR email: naminsv@live.com
In the event of inclement weather meetings
will be canceled when area schools close
OR call 540 533-1832.

 

NAMI-NSV Bylaws

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To contact NAMI-NSV for questions, information or suggestions

please call 540-533-1832 or email: naminsv@live.com

 

 

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