What: Consumer Art Exhibition & Opening Night Reception
Join local artists, including CPCC Instructor David Boyle, as they unveil their recently completed works from CPCC’s inaugural class for consumers, “The Psych”. Sponsored by NAMI-Charlotte
Who: All Are Welcome! 
When: Exhibit Runs Through April 29
Where: Novant Health Medical Center – Matthews, First Floor Lobby
1500 Matthews Township Parkway, 
Matthews, NC 28105 – (Free Parking)

What: Out of The Darkness Campus Walk
Join us as we learn how to prevent suicide in our schools, support those who struggle, remember those we’ve lost and raise much-needed funding for work in the greater Charlotte area.

Who: Middle School, High School & College Students
When: Saturday, April 22


8 am: Check-in
9 am: Brief Program & Walk
11 am: Event Ends

Where: UNC Charlotte – 8919 University Road
Park in Cone Visitor Deck & Follow Signs to Star Quad
Register Online: afsp.org/uncc

What: Suicide Prevention Training
Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR)

Join us for a 90-minute training that provides three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Learn how to recognize warning signs and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help.

Who: All Are Welcome – Training is FREE
When: Saturday, April 22
Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Where: Cove Church
197 Langtree Road, Mooresville, NC
For More Info: 704-881-4492 or 843-245-6189

What: Wellness Recovery Action Plan Training (WRAP)
– Discover your own simple, safe Wellness Tools
– Develop a list of things to do every day to stay as well as possible
– Identify upsetting events, early warning signs and Action Plans
– Learn how to develop a Crisis Plan or Advance Directive
– Post Crisis Planning

Date: Monday, April 24 – Wednesday, April 26
Who: WRAP is for anyone, anytime
Where: Anuvia Prevention & Recovery Center, 100 Billingsley Road, Room H, Charlotte 28211
To Register: Click Here To Reserve Your Seat
For More Info: Email Ronald.Clark@cardinalinnovations.org

What: Cupcakes & Conversations with Barjohn Lee
Breaking barriers to Silence Stigma. Come out and enjoy an afternoon of cupcakes and conversations, supporting local community mental health and education.
Who: All Are Welcome
When: Saturday, April 29
Time: 1:00 pm
Myers Park Wellness Center
1073 Providence Road, Charlotte 28207

What: Two Exciting Events from HopeWay featuring Kevin Hines!
Event 1: Monday, May 1: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Topic: Caregiving With Margaret and Kevin Hines
Take a peek inside a marriage that has thrived against all odds. Learn about techniques for self-care and couple-care, a wellness toolkit and other secrets not always discussed in the public eye.
Cost: FREE Admission, but space is limited.
RSVP: development@hopewayfoundation.org
Where: 1717 Sharon Road West, Charlotte 28210

Event 2: Tuesday, May 2: 6:30 pm 
Topic: Cracked, Not Broken: The Kevin Hines Story
HopeWay’s inaugural education event features Kevin Hines, author of “Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt.” You don’t want to miss Kevin’s inspiring story!
Where: McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square
345 N. College Street, Charlotte
Cost: Tickets are $20 and available by calling 704-372-1000 or online at carolinatix.org

What: L.E.A.P. Into Spring!
Learn a new technique to use when communicating with your loved one! If you have a family member who will not take his/her medications and is convinced he or she is not ill, this 4 Week Communication Technique Series is for you.
New Dates: Wednesdays, May 3 – May 24
Time: 6:45 – 8:45 pm
Who: Family, Friends & Caregivers
Where: CMC Behavioral Health, 501 Billingsley Road, Charlotte 28211
Registration Required. To Reserve Your Seat: Contact Michele Brown at michelebrown1941@gmail.com

What: Providence Place Luncheon & Social Hour
Join us for an uplifting time of Food, Fellowship & Fun! Lunch is provided FREE of charge.

This month we’re having Game Time! Bring your favorite game or enjoy one of ours, including Bingo.

Who: Consumers, Family, Friends, Caregivers & all who care about those with a mental health diagnosis
When: Saturday, May 6 (First Saturday of Each Month)
Time: Noon – 2:30 pm / Lunch is provided FREE of charge

Where: Providence United Methodist Church / 2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, 28211

At the corner of Providence Road & Sharon Amity Road
Mission Building – Lower Level – to the Right of the Parking Area

What: Support Group & Fellowship 
Who: Family, Friends, Caregivers & Consumers
When: Tuesday, May 9
Event Times:
1) Support Group for Family, Friends & Caregivers: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
2) Food, Fellowship & Fun! for Consumers: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Where: St. John’s Baptist Church / 300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, 28204

What: Monthly Educational Forum
Who: Family, Friends & Consumers
When: Tuesday, May 9
Time: 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Topic: Your Mental Health Diagnosis & The Workplace
– Are you concerned about when and how to disclose your disability at work?
– Could a service animal come to work with you?
Join us as Julia Sain, Executive Director of Disability Rights & Resources, answers frequently asked questions about Disability and the Workforce, as well as information about Service Animals, including Emotional Support Animals and Therapy Animals. And bring your own questions about Disability for Ms. Sain!
Where: St. John’s Baptist Church / 300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, 28204

What: Second Annual NAMI Picnic & Walk
Who: All Are Welcome!
When: Saturday, May 13
Time: 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

11:00 am: Walk Around the Lake with NAMI to “End the Silence & Stigma”
Noon Lunch: Please Bring A Covered Dish To Share If You Are Able. Drinks Provided.
Where: Mahlon Adams Pavilion at Freedom Park in Charlotte
2435 Cumberland Avenue, Charlotte 28203

What: Teachers Needed for NAMI Signature Programs
NAMI is in need of teachers to facilitate programs for Consumers, Family, Friends & Caregivers. If you are interested in becoming a teacher to facilitate a NAMI Program, please register today for the 2017 Training Program. The trainings are scheduled and conducted by NAMI NC – our state organization. You can learn more about the NAMI programs by visiting the programs pages on this site.
Cost: FREE!
Upcoming Training Sessions:

1) Parents & Teachers As Allies: May 20
2) Family-To-Family: July 7-9
3) Peer-To-Peer: August 18 – 20
4) Family Support Groups: October 21 – 22
5) Consumer Connection Support Groups: December 2-3
For More Information & To Register: Contact Michele Brown at michelebrown1941@gmail.com

What: Charlotte Knights Baseball Game To Benefit NAMI-Charlotte
Who: All Are Welcome!
When: Tuesday, May 23 

Time: 7:05 pm

 Charlotte Knights Baseball Stadium
South Mint Street, Charlotte 28202
To Purchase Tickets: Call Bob Evans at 980-228-6996
Proceeds to benefit NAMI-Charlotte