Angela Hill, who retired in 2013 as a news anchorwoman at WWL-TV, is honorary chairwoman of the NAMIWalks New Orleans, which will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Audubon Park.
A luncheon to kick off the NAMIWalks project will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at the Five Happiness Imperial Room, 3511 S. Carrollton Ave., in New Orleans.
Team captains who attend the luncheon will get tools and tips for success, and some will win door prizes.
“Team captains mean everything because you help us reach so many more people who will not only learn about the incredible works of NAMI New Orleans but can help raise the funds needed to accomplish that work,” Hill said.
In addition to being this year’s honorary chairwoman, Hill is also a team captain of Angela’s All-Stars.
Upcoming NAMI New Orleans support groups and resources include:
- Survivors of Suicide Loss is a support group that is free for people whose lives have been affected by the loss of a loved one, friend, neighbor or co-worker to suicide. The group meets twice monthly starting in September on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Meetings will be held at the NAMI New Orleans Uptown Friendship Club, 1538 Louisiana Ave. Parking is available on the ground floor. Meeting room is on the second floor. For information, call (504) 410-7025 or email survivors .firstname.lastname@example.org before attending and a volunteer facilitator will respond.
- Family Support Groups for family members or loved ones of persons living with mental illness meet every first Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1538 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans, and every third Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 2051 Eighth St., Harvey.
- Connection Support Groups for people living with a mental illness meet every Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 1538 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans, and every Friday from 10:30 am to noon at 2051 Eighth St., Harvey.
- NAMI New Orleans also publishes a Family Resource Guide, which offers guidance for families navigating a mental health crisis. It is available to download at naminew orleans.org/sites/default/files/NAMINewOrleansFamily Guide.pdf.
NAMI New Orleans has a Family Resource Specialist, Cecile Tebo, available to assist those in the New Orleans area in finding resources for themselves or loved ones.
NAMI New Orleans has a Medicaid Intake Worker available to assist individuals with applying for Medicaid at the Uptown Drop In Center. An appointment is required for assistance.
Call NAMI New Orleans at (504) 896-2345 for more information or to schedule an appointment, or visit www.namineworleans.org.