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January 31, 2021

NAMI Guilford has wanted to take some time recognizing the Volunteers of our affiliate (which is staffed entirely by volunteers) and we have started with those who were recognized on the state level this past October.  We previously profiled Eileen Silber, and now our dear Shirley Vann.  (who does much work with her husband Tom.)

In October, Shirley was one of three people statewide recognized with the “Mike Mayer Advocate of the year award” – for “significant impact improving the lives of people living with mental illness”. 

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    This past October, NAMI NC recognized Eileen Silber with the “President’s Award” for her work with NAMI.   NAMI Guilford is going to do a series of interviews with NAMI Volunteers, and we decided that our first would be with Mrs. Silber.

    Eileen first became involved with NAMI in 1983.  Among the MANY roles she has fulfilled during her time include:  6 years on NAMI Guilford Board, 2 terms on NAMI NC Board, one of those terms as president,

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    NAMI’s Ask the Expert: New Horizons in Schizophrenia Research From Recently there was a webinar held that reviewed the latest developments in NIMH-sponsored research including the recently announced Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) Schizophrenia, a public-private partnership to advance the understanding of the risk factors for developing schizophrenia and promising new avenues for treatment.  To watch the replay visit



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    October 21, 2020

    North Carolina’s public Behavioral Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) System is undergoing major changes.

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    August 23, 2020

    The Community Engagement and Empowerment Team of NC DHHS DMH DD
    SAS, in Partnership with the Recovery Concepts Community Center (RC3) and
    the Wilson County Substance Prevention Coalition are pleased to offer an online
    training on the Reduction of Stigma in our Communities!

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    PLACE Parent Leadership is hosting a new parent training!

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