June 26 Pizza Social

Pizza Social for our friends and members with a mental health condition!
Click HERE for more information!

2018 NAMI GA Annual Conference April 20-21

Get more information and register NOW for NAMI Georgia’s Annual Conference https://namiga.org/2018-nami-georgia-annual-conference-meeting/
After April 18 you must register at the door.
The Clubhouse Forum begins at 11:15 AM on Saturday and will be a “blue ribbon” event featuring Jack Yatsko, COO of Clubhouse International as well as representatives from three successful Clubhouses.
“What Is A Clubhouse” flyer
“Clubhouses – Benefits that Exceed Expectations” flyer
Email GeorgiaClubhouse@gmail.com for more information on the Clubhouse Forum portion of the Conference.


When Love is Not Enough

When Love is Not Enough: Know When to Seek Help
One in five children in the U.S. show signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder in a given year. Yet, nearly 80% of children who need mental health services don’t get them. Parents and caregivers often don’t know what to do to help a child who is struggling with a mental illness.
Attend the forum to hear an in-depth conversation about the mental health crises affecting children and families. Learn the signs to look for at home, and how to partner with schools and community agencies to address mental health concerns.
REGISTER at EventBrite.

Annual Meeting & Potluck Feb 10, 2018

During our annual meeting, we will elect new board members and share our 2018 plans. You will be receiving a nomination form for board candidates soon. Members whose dues are up to date can nominate candidates and vote. If you are not yet a member of NAMI Northside, please consider joining!  Your dues are tax deductible and we value your input. 
Annual Meeting and Potluck
February 10th
Peachtree Presbyterian Church
3434 Roswell Road, Buckhead
Room #2202
NAMI Northside is a nonprofit organization with the mission of serving individuals in our community who confront the challenges of mental illness in themselves or in a loved one. Everything we offer is free and would not be possible without the gifts, contributions and membership dues we receive. These funds enable us to offer free resources, education and support through our regularly scheduled weekly and monthly meetings; as well as our annual Mental Health Fair and Annual Meeting and Potluck.  The only fees associated with the benefits of membership are the annual dues.
If you are not yet a member, or if you have received a notice that your membership has lapsed, won’t you consider joining our efforts as we work to provide help, hope, and support to those impacted by mental illness?
Please click below to join! We look forward to welcoming you to our NAMI Family!  #youarenotalone 

NAMI Basics Class begins Jan 11, 2018


Schizophrenia study still open

Individuals with a diagnosis of Schizophrenia are invited to participate in a paid online study about the side effects of atypical antipsychotic medications and the impact the side effects have on daily life.

The purpose of the study is to understand how specific adverse events due to treatment with atypical antipsychotics affect the functioning of patients with schizophrenia: both physically and mentally, as well as quality of life from a patient perspective. It will also serve to better understand how patients with schizophrenia feel in response to experiencing adverse events which have a functional impact on them. We are hopeful this information will help developers of such treatment become more aware of such impact from medications.

Patients who have started a new treatment within the past 12 months are invited to participate by clicking on the following link or copying it to the search bar.


(This link is for United States residents only. If you live in Canada or Australia, please contact us for the link specific to your country.)

The honorarium is a $40 Amazon Gift Certificate and the survey takes about 10-30 minutes to complete. (The certificate will be mailed to a valid address of the participant.)

ALL information is strictly confidential. If one chooses to take a break and return to the survey later, it must be completed within 5 days of starting.

For questions about the study or if there is a technical difficulty, please contact Linda or Erin at PillarMentalHealth@gmail.com or call 908-698-1038.


Erin Pilkington

Pillar Patient Advocates LLC

….Supporting you on your healthcare journey

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/PillarPatientAdvocates

NEW Resource Guide

We have been working very hard to develop a Community Resources and Family Guide on Mental Illness for our area!
We welcome your feedback.

Early Intervention for BPD

NAMI DeKalb Vigil May 19

American Adoption Congress Annual Conference

For Interested NAMI Members and Friends – If you have a personal interest in the world of adoption, foster care and assisted reproduction, or if you know of someone who has, please consider the following: 
The American Adoption Congress, which is a national association committed to adoption reform and promotion of honesty, openness and respect for family connections, is having its annual national conference at the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead, Atlanta from Wednesday, April 5 through Saturday, April 8.  This is also a unique opportunity to learn about changing public policies and legislation being enacted nationwide for all adopted persons and their birth and adoptive families.  If you have an interest in registering, please go to the AAC website: www.americanadoptioncongress.org and click on the conference link.
Another opportunity to experience the conference is to attend the special presentation of Alison Larkin Live, who is an acclaimed comedienne, award winning audiobook narrator and the bestselling author of The English American autobiography about an English woman who finds her birth mother – and her self – in the U.S.  This occurs on Thursday evening at 8:00 p.m., April 6, at the same venue.  We are not positive at this time as to any cost to attend, but we are working with the conference chair to make this a successful and well-attended event for all to enjoy!  Stay tuned and let Bruce Kellogg, Member of the Board of Directors of NAMI Northside know if you are interested and have plans to attend.  You can email Bruce at bakellogg@att.net or call him at 770-833-6548.  Thank you.