NAMI — Mental Health at the Holidays: Community Corner

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For this episode of Community Corner, we sat down with Robin Nibbling, Executive Director of NAMI Davidson County. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is an outreach organization focused on “building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.” NAMI Davidson is a local branch of the organization, available to residents all over Nashville.

With the holidays right around the corner, this time of year tends to be heavy, especially for those with mental illness. To help, NAMI Davidson focuses on improving and achieving mental wellness. In this episode, Robin shares helpful tips for catching moments of holiday happiness. She reminds listeners that it’s important to acknowledge the past in order to move forward. She also reminds us to recognize the present and practice daily mindfulness. Additionally, a handful of resources are available:

  • For report resources, call 211.
  • 24-hour talk and suicide prevention line: (800)-273-8225
  • 24-hour mental health crisis line: (855)-274-7471

Robin also shared the latest hotline created to assist those who are having an urgent mental health concern and just aren’t sure what to do. For help and direction, call 988.

Listen to the full episode below to learn more about NAMI Davidson County and ways to support the cause.

In case of a mental health crisis, call (855)-274-7471. For more resources and information visit the NAMI Davidson County website at NAMIDavidson.org or call (615)-891-4724.