Mental Health Justice Ministry
UUC’s Mental Health Justice Ministry (MHJM) is dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by mental illness. Read the MHJM Mission Statement.
MHJM sponsors two community support groups: one for persons with a mental illness, and one for friends and families of persons with a mental illness. The groups meet jointly at UUC on the 3rd Monday of each month, 6–7:30 pm.
I fit in one of those categories, but why should I join a support group? We believe that meeting and making new connections with a caring, supportive group of peers allows one to develop improved strategies for living successfully.
MHJM sponsored a showing of Touched with Fire at the Lyric Theater, Blacksburg and hosted two Mental Health First Aid Workshops at UUC.
MHJM is actively involved with the Virginia Chapter of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Listen to some facts about Mental Illness, the myths, and a Personal Story of a Mental Illness journey from despair to hope.
For more information, contact Margo Walter.