Coastal Chats

NAMI Coastal Virginia 

November 2020 

Our community program was an engaging conversation regarding the Hearing Voices approach and learning more about the Hearing Voices Network. The program includes a screening of the film "Beyond Possible" and a panel discussion with Jane Callaway, Tevin Clark, and Cindy Hadge.


October 2020 

Our October Coastal Chat is an interactive and important conversation hosted on Facebook Live by Mr. Sam Boone of the Chesapeake City School Board.

Visit our Facebook page to see additional questions and comments posted by our community! 

august 2020 

Liz Odhwani engaged in a great conversation providing Information about Social Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), contact information during COVID, and how to recognize and protect yourself and loved ones from social security scams.

July 2020 

Dr. Tyler Corson, a gerontologist on the faculty of VCU's College of Health Professions, leads a discussion of The Impacts of Social Isolation on Older Adults and Families. While loneliness and social isolation are not new topics in aging, COVID-19 and "social distancing" practices have brought them to the forefront. Come hear about the broad health impacts of isolation and learn strategies for coping and for #SocialConnecting for you and your family members.

June 2020 

Rosanne Foggin, the VB Strong Center Program Manger, chats with us about the incredible programs the VB Strong Center has (including a virtual music festival they put on!), their marvelous mission and efforts to support the mental wellness of our community, and how you can benefit from all they have to offer! The VB Strong Center is a "mental health mass-trauma-informed clinical approach community center" which provides free support groups, wellness classes, and assistance from clinicians in navigating and planning how to start your journey to mental wellness.

Leah Baldwin, LCSW, CSAC joins us during Mental Health Awareness Month to facilitate an awesome discussion about reducing anxiety, naming and normalizing feelings, setting goals, and more great information and tips.

May 2020