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The Shoals' Voice on Mental Illness
"Changing Minds"
A United Way Agency
749 Thompson Street Suite A
Florence, AL 35630
Phone: 256-765-2081   Fax: 256-765-2246  Email:
Office Hours: 10-12 A.M. & 1-4 P.M.  (Monday through Friday except holidays.)
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Directions to NAMI Shoals Office: Exit off  Florence Blvd onto the access road in front of Burger King. Turn left, go past Jim Bishop, turn right onto Thompson St. Go past Jayne Auto Supply, turn right onto concrete driveway. (see map)

Volunteers Needed: We have a need for volunteers to work in the office at various times through the week. Call 256-765-2081 for more information.

Notices and Calendar of Events

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Regularly Scheduled Meetings

All meetings,  unless otherwise noted, will be held at the NAMI Shoals Office at 749 Thompson Street Suite-A (see map) in the former WestWay Building directly behind the Burger King.

Bipolar and Depression Support Group: Meets every Monday (except holidays) at 6:00 p.m. at our office. Call 256-710-4664 or 256-765-2081 for more information

Family To Family Support Group:  Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7:00 - 8:30 P.M. with trained family facilitators. This group is for all ages -- for families, and friends and significant others of consumers.  It is a support, sharing and caring type meeting.

Regular Board Meeting:  3rd Tuesday of each month, 6:30 P.M. at the NAMI Shoals Office.

Monthly Educational Meeting:
  4th Tuesday of each month at the NAMI office, at 7 P.M. featuring a variety of speakers from different agencies as well as psychiatrists from the Riverbend outpatient mental health clinic and from private practice.

Shoals Sharing Group For Mental Health Consumers:  1st and 3rd Sunday of each month 2:00 - 3:30 P.M. at North Wood United Methodist Church (see map).

Special Meetings, Classes and Seminars

Family-to-Family Education Program
The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illness. The course is taught by trained family members.  All course materials are free to class participants.  Over 115,000 family members have graduated from this national program.  Call the office at 256-765-2081 to sign up for the Fall 2010 class.

Local and On-line Resources:

Click here for links to resources that NAMI Shoals members have personally found to be helpful and effective. Also see  and NAMI Alabama

Friday Conference Calls with Dr. Ken  Duckworth, NAMI's Medical Director: 

All children's  Friday conference calls will take place on the 3rd Friday of the month,  unless the date is changed to accommodate a guest participant and we will  notify you of that change. The calls are toll free and are scheduled from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET.   To access the toll-free call, please dial 1-888-858-6021; access number 309918#. We hope that you will join us!

Meet the Scientist On-Line (Webinar) Series

Please join us by phone or on the web on the second Tuesday* of each month for our Meet the Scientist Webinar Series hosted by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Acting President and CEO, Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D. Hear leading mental health researchers present the latest in new technologies, diagnostic tools, early intervention strategies and next generation therapies for mental illness.  Click here for more information.

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Video Library: Our VHS tapes have been transferred to DVD format. This was accomplished with a Grant from NAMI Alabama written by Joe Cobb.