NAMI NoVA provides no-cost peer support to individuals and families as they navigate a new crisis, diagnosis, or ongoing mental health issue. It offers 16+ groups throughout Northern Virginia to individuals or their loved ones peer-led, confidential spaces for participants to seek support and information. Two signature education courses, Peer-to-Peer and Family-to-Family, share information about mental health conditions, treatment options, and coping skills both led by trained volunteers with lived experience. Community education efforts highlight the warning signs of mental health conditions, address the stigma, and encourage attendees to reach out for help when needed. Advocacy is also key to raise awareness, engage youth, and build local and state-level support. NAMI NoVA encourages families, individuals, and youth to lend their voices to ending the stigma of mental health and improving their lives and the lives of others affected by mental illnesses.

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About the Catalogue for Philanthropy

Each year 120 expert reviewers evaluate applicants for distinction, merit, and impact. Each featured charity has been successfully site visited and its financials given the thumbs up. The Catalogue for Philanthropy charges no fees and raises funds separately to support its work. Since 2003, it has raised over $40 million for charities across the Greater Washington region.

The Catalogue for Philanthropy looks to friends like you to keep our services independent and entirely free of charge. Consider a small contribution to the Catalogue to cap off your gift and help the causes you care about get the full support they deserve!

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