What's New

Thank you for supporting us at the 

NAMI Mass Walk on Saturday, May 13, 2017

If you'd still like to support our team, click here: Cape Ann/99 Faces


Examples of Past Events

NAMI Cape Ann hosted a Q&A Session on March 10, 2016, 

with the Mass. Department of Mental Health (DMH) 

with Linda Simons and Fred Hammdorff of DMH's Northeast Area Office.


Participants gained a basic understanding of eligibility requirements and services offered for individuals with mental health disabilities through questions addressed to the speakers. 


To read session highlights, please click here:  



Throughout the year, NAMI Cape Ann hosts Special Workshops on Important Topics of Concern, 
such as Social Security Disability Benefits and Work, Special Needs Trusts, 
Department of Mental Health services and more.
Special Needs Trusts workshop by Attorney Julie Low, 2015


NAMI’s “Hope Starts With You” PSA series features the stories of two different individuals who are in need of mental health support much like 1 in 5 Americans. - View short films at: www.nami.org/psa.


A story of hope and resilience by a local author... 

A hearthttps://sites.google.com/a/namicapeann.org/www/01-what-s-new/First%20Break.jpg?attredirects=0breaking true story of a brilliant 19 year old son's first break with schizophrenia. In the midst of a schizophrenic episode, Aaron survives an 80 foot jump off of the local bridge, only to struggle both physically and mentally to recover from this tragedy. D. J. Munroe's upward battle with the system to obtain the right treatment for her son, a physics major with a promising career, cut down in his prime, is the focus of this book. The message of this book is that there is hope, and there is recovery from schizophrenia.

Click here to watch an interview with the author! 
D.J. Munroe, (pen name) a resident of Gloucester, earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education at Salem State University. She worked with special needs children and their families as a Developmental Educator. Today she continues to advocate for these families, along with all families affected by a mental illness. D.J. is certified and trained by The National Alliance on Mental Illness as a NAMI Family to Family teacher, NAMI Basics teacher, and trained support group facilitator. She serves on the Board of Directors of NAMI Massachusetts, and is a past president of NAMI Cape Ann. For information on ordering copies of the book, contact NAMI Cape Ann.



NAMI Cape Ann's Newsletter: 
NAMI_Cape_Ann_Newsletter_Aug2016.pdf
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