The  mission of NAMI Durham is to promote recovery and optimize the quality of life for those in Durham County affected by mental illness.

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NAMI Durham

PO Box 967

Durham, NC 27702

If you would like to give more information with your gift, you can download our optional donation form


More information about donating or how donations are used, please call (919) 231-5016

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The two Rise locations in Durham  
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NAMI Connections

Meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday

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7:30 pm until 9:00 pm EST

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Virtual Family & Friends
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NAMI Family & Friends is a free 90-minute seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them.



Taking Registrations Now!

Free Community Education
Virtual Meeting
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
7 PM Until 8 PM EST

View Documentary Trailer

My First Word

My First Word, a 30 minute documentary on the life of Marcus Boyd, 13+ award-winning music writer, and producer. Mr. Boyd discusses his autism diagnosis, abuse, living in as many as nineteen foster homes, and the social worker who saved his life.  Mr. Boyd also discusses his experience with shock therapy and the heavy-duty medications given as treatment for his behaviors. He wants to bring awareness to what life on the spectrum looks like for many young, Black boys and men.

My First Word, A 65 Street Production, Rafiya Muhammad




Presenter: Marcus Boyd, Autism Activist and Rafiya Muhammad, 65 Street Productions


Date: December 1, 2020


Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Register in advance for this meeting:  


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.
What We Need...
  • Board Members
  • Committee Members
  • Virtual Support Group Facilitators
  • Virtual Signature Program Facilitators
  • Virtual Tech Support for Zoom Platform
  • HelpLine/Information 
Who We Want...
We want you to join our team.
Passionate, creative, patient, eager, humble, driven, collaborative, professional, energetic, flexible, reliable, team player.
What You Gain...
  • A way to give back to the community
  • A way to develop and strengthen social ties
  • A way to gain knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • A way to improve career prospects

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Crisis Intervention Team
PO Box 967
Durham, NC  27702
(919) 231-5016
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