National Alliance on Mental Illness, Central Virginia

Basic Information

Address: P. O. Box 18086 Richmond, Va. 232260
Phone Number: 804-285-1749
Fax Number: No fax

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Additional Information

Executive Director: N/A
President: Joy Rowsey
Service Description: mental health referrals
Mission Statement:

To educate the general population about major mental illness. To advocate for better treatment for the mentally ill. To help families of people with a mental illness. To fight stigma of the mentally ill.

Membership Fee: $35.00
Eligibility Requirements: anyone interested in mental health issues
Area Served: Central Virginia
Hours of Operation/Schedule: Volunteer. Phone referrals made by volunteers.
Services Offered:
Information and referral

Annual June Picnic
Annual Holiday Party in December

Conferences/Speakers: Speakers January thru May and September thru November 2009 Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA September 10 7:30 PM Joel Silverman, M.D. "Mental Illness and Media Stigma October 8 - 7:30 PM Mental Illness Awareness Week - Consumer Panel November 12 - Advanced Directives - speaker to be announced December 10 - Holiday Party
Fundraisers: NAMI-WALKs for The Mind of America - October 3, Innsbrook Pavillion, Richmond, Va
Support Groups: None for children at this time

In 1980 the late Bertha Emrock and the late Ceal Block founded the Richmond Area Schizophrenia Foundation. The organization was renamed Alliance for the Mentall Ill of Central Virginia to be an affilate of both the Virginia Alliance for the Mentall Ill (NAMI-VA) and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI).

Detailed Organization Information:

Educational classes and support groups among other endeavors.