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May is Mental Health Awareness Month 

 


We hope you will join us for a special presentation on suicide awareness and prevention on Tuesday, May 21, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the NAMI Cape Ann offices.
Speaker: Debbie Helms, Director, Samaritans of Merrimack Valley

 


You are invited to a special presentation on mental health: Resilience in the Wake of Traumatic Loss.
Speaker: Anita Pandolfe Ruchman, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Founder and Director of A Tender Place ~ Mind, Body, Spirit, Therapy | Rockport
Click on the following link for more information:

Resilience Presentation, May 29, 2019

When: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 – 7-9 p.m.
Where: Rocky Neck Arts Center, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester

 

Previous events

Thank you for joining us and supporting us for the annual NAMI Massachusetts Walk on May 11, 2019.

There is still time to support NAMI Cape Ann team by clicking on this link: 

https://www.namiwalks.org/participant/221989

NAMIWalks Massachusetts brings together people of all ages to combat stigma, raise funds, and promote awareness of mental illness. The Walk event features about 60 exhibitors – artisans displaying their artwork, crafts, and other handmade goods, local NAMI affiliates, sponsors, and other friends of NAMI Massachusetts.

 

Previous events

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NAMI Cape Ann hosted a Holiday Party on behalf of The Grace Center in Gloucester, December 18.
The Grace Center: Restoring Community through Service and Giving, helps people in need.  http://gracecenterinc.org/who-we-serve/ 
SUICIDE THE RIPPLE EFFECT – A FILM AND MOVEMENT FOR HOPE AND HEALING:  Sunday, September 23, 2018, 6-9 p.m.
This event is sponsored by Anita Pandolfe Ruchman, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner; NAMI Cape Ann; Gloucester Health Department, and The Samaritans
Gloucester Community Cinema, Main Street, Gloucester
Talk, info, screening of film and Q&A • Admittance at the door by cash donation.
THE FUNDAMENTAL FACTS ABOUT PREVENTING SUICIDES:  September 24, 2018
NAMI Cape Ann is pleased to offer a suicide awareness training in collaboration with the Samaritans of Merrimack Valley.   Mayor Sefatia Romeo-Theken will be our keynote speaker.  Click on the following link for details. SuicideAwarenessTraining-9-24-18

Support Groups
Family & friends
All groups are for adults (18-years-old-plus).

Monthly support group schedule:
Second and Fourth Tuesdays of every month:
7–8:30 p.m.

Peer support group:
Second and Fourth Tuesdays of every month
1-3 p.m.

For more information, please contact us at 978-281-1557 or by email to namicapeann@verizon.net. If a meeting is cancelled (because of severe weather, etc.), a cancellation notice will be posted on the website and sent by email.


Arts and Minds
A program unique to NAMI Cape Ann, it encourages our artistic members to submit their works for inclusion in local shows and sales. We reproduce art work on greeting cards and tiles and market jewelry, knitted goods, and other hand crafted items. Artists receive 80% of the sale price.

Arts and Minds schedule:
Second and Fourth Tuesdays of every month: 1-3 p.m.

If you are interested, give us a call at 978-281-1557.

Cape Ann Social Club
The Club meets the Second and Fourth Saturday of each month from 12 to 4 p.m. Click on the SOCIAL CLUB tab on this website for details. For more information, leave a voicemail message for Yvonne, the Director, at 978-281-1557, or you can email her at yvers@yahoo.com.

All meetings take place at the NCA office: Room 2A, 43 Gloucester Ave., Gloucester. Enter the door to the right of Cape Ann Flooring, under the canopy that says MAIN ENTRANCE, and take the elevator or stairs up to the 2nd floor.

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