NCMHCO Mission Statement and Objectives
Mission Statement: The mission of the North Carolina Mental Health Consumers' Organization is to promote mutual help, advocacy, insight, support, socialization, and empowerment for people living with mental illness.
Objective 1: To strengthen and expand support groups for mental health consumers.
Objective 2: To prepare mental health consumers to work toward personal goals and recovery using the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP).
Objective 3: To prepare mental health consumers to use skills that will increase empowerment and ability to participate in policy decisions.
Objective 4: To provide information on current and emerging mental health issues and practices to mental health consumers.
What's going on at NCMHCO?
Art of Recovery Fundraiser
The Art of Recovery is a benefit gala for NCMHCO that will take place on:
Friday, May 1, 2015
Lee Hansley Gallery
225 Glenwood Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27603
Featured works will include paintings, sculptures, and multimedia pieces crafted by adults living with mental illness. Tickets are $25 and give access to the event gallery, silent auction, one drink ticket, hors d'oeuvres, and entry to a raffle for a free framed work of art!
NCMHCO is participating in NAMI Walks this year! It's going to take place on May 2, 2015. Here's the website for the event where you can register: http://namiwalks.org/
Click on "find a walk", then find North Carolina, click on the link under North Carolina and then click "register"
Our very own Stephanie Ingram Sanders and Kirsten Eid have agreed to be our team co-captains! We're looking for members of NCMHCO to sign up for the walk - it's a LOT of fun - tons of activities, free food, and great community! To sign up, go to the link above. You can also make a voluntary donation there if you'd like.
AppleBee's Pancake Breakfast
Burlingon WRAP Training in June!
Membership Renewal Information
Hey all! In order to make sure that you get your next newsletter, be sure that your membership to NCMHCO is current or we won't be able to send you one! Don't forget that membership not only gives you access to our quarterly newsletter and events throughout the year, but also the ability to attend free WRAP trainings, and membership in TEAMS groups. Best of all, your money goes to supporting the recovery movement in North Carolina and maintaining our essential warmline number where consumers can call in and ask for help finding resources or get some one-on-one peer support.
If you want to know if your membership is current, feel free to give us a call at 1-800-326-3842 and we'll let you know. If you aren't a member or your membership is expired, membership is $5 a year, or you can get a lifetime membership for $40. If you want to renew your membership or become a member, mail a check, money order, or cash to:
P.O. Box 27042
Raleigh NC 27611
Click here to download the membership form.
We hope you'll come on board with us and support the recovery movement right here in North Carolina!
2015 Conference Update:
The North Carolina Mental Health Consumers’ Organization will not be hosting a conference this year because we are expanding our WRAP efforts throughout the state. This year, we’re using the money that would have gone towards the conference to train Copeland-trained facilitators for WRAP!
If you’d like to be trained to become a WRAP facilitator, please download the following document, answer the questions, and then email it back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com You can also mail in your answers to:
P.O. Box 27042
Raleigh, NC 27611.
Click to download application:
WRAP Facilitator Application
NCMHCO News Updates
Hey all! Here are some NCMHCO news updates:
4/21/15: Staff members networks at the chambers professional women's luncheon
4/16/15: Staff members network with other local organizations at an After Business Hours networking event!
4/11/15: NCMHCO's Board has a conference call
4/2/15: NCMHCO's announces the winners for the Spring Raffle
3/14/15: NCMHCO hosts a board meeting and welcomes in two new board members!
3/5/15: Program Coordinator Kirsten attends the NAMI Walks luncheon and prepares for a great Walks on May 2, 2015!
3/2/15 - 3/6/15: NCMHCO hosts its first official "Train the Trainer" WRAP training in Raleigh!