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NAMI Orange County Free Public Education Meetings


NAMI Orange provides free education meetings to provide the latest research, resources, information, legislation and more about serious mental illness treatments and recovery. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Sept., Nov., Jan., March and May at the Chapel Hill Public Library (unless otherwise noted).  Timely meeting details will be made available on this website, our Facebook page, and via e-mail (sign up to receive NAMI Orange e-mails here).

For more information call the NAMI Orange Help Line at 919-929-7822, or e-mail at

On Tuesday, 9/24, the meeting was held at the Crisis Services Unit of the Chapel Hill Police Dept.  The Crisis Unit is a 24-hour co-response team that provides onsite emergency response with officers to persons in crisis situations. The Crisis Unit was established in 1973 as one of the earliest examples of law enforcement and human services professionals working together.   Megan Johnson, Crisis Unit Supervisor, and Crisis Unit Staff, shared the considerable successes and challenges facing the unit and plans for its future.

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