Not Alone

Welcome to

NAMI Mid-Tidewater

You are not alone.

Click here to learn more about Family-to-Family and Peer-toPeer classes

Click here for a list of mental health resources available to all in our community

We want to hear from you.

If you have an emergency, please call 988. 

For general information -- 

The best and most reliable way to get in touch with us is by email --

Our phone is voice mail only. We get a transcript sent to our email. Then we try to call you back. This often results in phone tag.

If you do call, please leave -

  • your call back number,

  • a good time to call,

  • whether or not you want us to leave a message, and

  • an email address, if you have one.

Also, our return call will be 804-684-1480 on your caller ID.

We do not return missed calls, so please leave a message.



The Mid-Tidewater affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is once again offering the Family-to-Family Education Program. Established over 20 years ago, Family-to-Family has helped more than 300,000 family members of people living with mental illness. The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) has added Family-to-Family to the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. This free 8-session course for family members is taught by other family members who have received intensive training for its presentation.


Class topics include:

Current information about schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, and co-occurring brain disorders and addictive disorders.

Up-to-date information about medications, side effects, and strategies for medication adherence.

Current research related to the biology of brain disorders and evidence-based treatments to promote recovery.

Gaining empathy by understanding the subjective, lived experience of a person with mental illness.

Problem solving, listening, and communication techniques.

Acquiring strategies for handling mental health crises and relapse.

Focusing on care for the caregiver:  coping with worry, stress, and emotional overload.

Information on advocacy initiatives designed to improve and expand mental health services.


The classes will be held online on Tuesdays starting January 10 at 6:00 p.m. for 8 weeks. 


There is no charge for this program, but registration is required. To register or for more information: preferably

e-mail or call 804-684-1480 (must leave a message for call back).