Jumoke Kolawole and her family fled for their lives and arrived in the U.S. with what they could fit in their suitcases. Having been torn away from her friends, family and home, Jumoke found herself struggling to adapt to the pressures of building a new life in a new world where she was surrounded by the unfamiliar and further isolated by the pandemic. That’s when her depression overwhelmed her. This is Jumoke’s story of breaking through the stigma and finding help and healing. If you or a loved one is seeking mental health treatment or additional information on mental health, visit our website at NAMI.org. Call our HelpLine at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) – open Mon-Fri from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET Text “NAMI” to 741-741 – Available 24/7 Visit us online at nami.org. Find your local NAMI at nami.org/findsupport NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
An important function of a Recovery Community Organization is the public benefit it provides the local community. This program is an organized community service opportunity for individual in recovery to “give back” to the community. We offer projects ranging from Adopting a Park cleaning up litter, and painting to filing paperwork, data entry, phone support and becoming a Recovery Coach if that is their desire. Members volunteer their time to assist another person or family find freedom from substance-use. We use the term “Peer-to-Peer” and moto, “Each one – teach one” as a guide for personal recovery support. By encouraging people in recovery to “stay connected”, (volunteering), this actually enhances their life experiences and increases their success in long-term recovery. 12 step recovery programs include as part of the recovery process a 9th step where the members must “make amends” to those whom they have harmed except when to do so would harmed, this includes the community and neighborhood in which they live. Solano Recovery Project, “Amends In Action” program provides an avenue for members… Read More »Amends in Action