NAMI NC office is closed until October 27

NAMI NC office is closed until October 27 NAMI North Carolina
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MEDIA ALERT: Conference to focus on changes to mental health and wellness in North Carolina

MEDIA ALERT: Conference to focus on changes to mental health and wellness in North Carolina NAMI North Carolina
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NAMI NC Teacher Trainings on Hold

NAMI NC Teacher Trainings on Hold NAMI North Carolina
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THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content along with others Mental health Advocates.

2015 ePatient Connections Conference

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THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content along with others Mental health Advocates.

Mental Health Advocacy: What’s in It for Me?

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Send Silence Packing

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Mental Illness Awareness week is October 4-10

Mental Illness Awareness week is October 4-10 NAMI North Carolina
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THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content along with others Mental health Advocates.

NAMI North Carolina Partners with the National Institute of Mental Health

NAMI North Carolina Partners with the National Institute of Mental Health NAMI North Carolina
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THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content along with others Mental health Advocates.

NAMI NC partnering for the Race to Quit Campaign

NAMI NC partnering for the Race to Quit Campaign NAMI North Carolina
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THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content along with others Mental health Advocates.

How To Get Stuff Done When You Are Depressed

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NAMI on Campus at UNC presents Kevin Breel

NAMI on Campus at UNC presents Kevin Breel NAMI North Carolina
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Writer Pete Earley featured at the Center’s second annual No Limits Gala

Writer Pete Earley featured at the Center’s second annual No Limits Gala NAMI North Carolina
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Cracked, Not Broken author Kevin Hines to speak in Pinehurst

Cracked, Not Broken author Kevin Hines to speak in Pinehurst NAMI North Carolina
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Two Problems One Person (2P/1P)

 

2P/1P is a weekly adult (18 & over) support group for individuals with a dual diagnosis.  Dual diagnosis, or co-occurring disorders, are terms used to describe when a person has both a mental illness or mood disorder and a problem with substance abuse or addiction.  A person who has a dual diagnosis has two separate illnesses, and each illness has it’s own issues to address. 

 
 

Our 2P/1P group provides a welcoming, confidential setting where individuals can feel comfortable to discussing issues of dual recovery and feel accepted and understood by others who have shared common experiences.  Created by NAMI of Lee, Charlotte & Hendry Counties.

 

 

 

Starting October

Every FRIDAY:

 

Charlotte Behavioral Health Care

1700 Education Avenue

Punta Gorda, FL  33950

 

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Walk-In)

in the Conference Room #1, Building A

The First Annual #RABlog Week!!!

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EVENTS Charlotte County Chamber September 14th to 20th 2015

Punta Gorda Office
311 West Retta Esplanade | Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Telephone: 941.639.2222 | Fax: 941.639.6330

BECOME A MEMBER
The Charlotte County Chamber is dedicated to developing and promoting businesses in the community of Charlotte County.

Port Charlotte Office
2702 Tamiami Trail | Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Telephone: 941.627.2222 | Fax: 941.627.9730

   

http://charlottecountychamber.org/member-resources/become-a-member/

   

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Music for Dementia Care

Executive Committee Meeting

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FREE Seminar – Life Changing Events and Their Impact on Your Estate Plans

Innovative Mornings free networking event

Sullivan Street Craft Festival

Sullivan Street Craft Festival

Government Affairs Committee

FREE Estate Planning Basics Seminar

  

Port Charlotte Rehabilitation Center Open House

2nd Annual Remembering the 80’s

Sun Coast Home and Garden Show

  

  

Assisted Living Week “Love of Community” Happy Hour

Microtel Inn & Suites, designed for a better hotel stay.  ** Based on availability.  Corporate Rates available.

Gallery Walk

Comedy for A Cause 3

“A Pirate’s Life for Me” Presentation

  

  

Ribbon Cutting – Art by the Glass

  

Leadership Charlotte Reception

Third Friday Drive-in

Flatmasters Series Tournament

  

  

Want to be Your Own Boss!

Third Wednesday Coffee

Building a Stronger Community Together

Recovery Candlelight Vigil

15th Annual Authentic Live Maine Lobster Bake

  

  

  

FREE Seminar – Straight Talk about Annuities, Unit Investment Trusts (UITs), REITS and More!

  

  

  

  

  

  

United Way of Charlotte County’s 50th Birthday Event – 2015 Day of Caring

  

  

  

  

  

  

Free Community Business Opportunity Training

  

  

  

  

Sarah Ann Drop In Center

What’s Happening at Sarah Ann?

 


 

Sarah Ann Drop In Center

Mental Health Service

Address: 6324 Trail Blvd, Naples, FL 34108

Phone:(239) 431-6824

 

Our Sarah Ann Drop-In Center continues to grow, offer several beneficial programs and activities, and constantly change the lives of those they help. 

 

We are thrilled to announce that our Drop-In Center will now be open the following hours: 

  • Monday           10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Tuesday           10:00am – 3:30pm
  • Wednesday     10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Thursday         10:00am – 3:30pm
  • Friday               10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Saturday          10:00am – 3:30pm

    Our Sarah Ann Drop-In Center will also be holding two fundraising car washes over the next few months. They will each be held at Chick fil-A in Estero, FL. The dates are times are below:

  • October 17, 2015        9:00am – 3:15pm
  • November 7, 2015      9:00am – 3:15pm

    Lastly, we are proud to announce that our Drop-In Center will be participating in United Way of Collier County’s annual Walk & Run for the Way 5k on Saturday, September 26, 2015. This event is the only SWFL event benefitting over 30 local non-profit organizations and will feature live entertainment, free food / raffle prizes, and free same day admission to Sun-N-Fun Lagoon. 

Upcoming Events NAMI Naples, FL

Upcoming Events NAMI Naples, FL

 

Family-To-Family Education Program

A FREE 12-week program for families and caregivers of individuals with severe mental illness. 
Date: September 29, 2015 – December 15, 2015

Time: 6:00am – 8:30pm

To Register: To download the program description, please click here. To download the registration form, please click here. Space is limited! Once complete, please email to Kristin Long by clicking here.  

For more information: Please contact Kristin (Kristin@NAMICollier.org) or call 239-260-7300 with any questions you may have. To read more about Familiy-To-Family, please visit our website, here

 

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October GUIDE Series

Working With and Understanding Co-Occurring Disorders
Date: October 8, 2015

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Where: NAMI of Collier County (6216 Trail Blvd, Bldg. C, Naples, FL 34108)

For more information: Call NAMI of Collier County at 239-260-7300. Click hereto view the October flyer!

Registration Required: Email Kristin (Kristin@NAMICollier.org) or call our office at 239-260-7300

 

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November GUIDE Series

Suicide Prevention: What you Need to Know
Date: November 12, 2015

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Where: NAMI of Collier County (6216 Trail Blvd, Bldg. C, Naples, FL 34108)

For more information: Call NAMI of Collier County at 239-260-7300. Click hereto view the November flyer!

Registration Required: Email Kristin (Kristin@NAMICollier.org) or call our office at 239-260-7300

 

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December GUIDE Series

Coping with Stress and Anxiety
Date: December 10, 2015

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Where: NAMI of Collier County (6216 Trail Blvd, Bldg. C, Naples, FL 34108)

For more information: Call NAMI of Collier County at 239-260-7300. Click hereto view the December flyer!

Registration Required: Email Kristin (Kristin@NAMICollier.org) or call our office at 239-260-7300

 

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Support Groups

NAMI Connection, Adult Consumers, Parent/Youth, Family Members/Caregivers, Hearing Voices/Seeing Things

Dates/Times: Visit us on the web, here, to learn more

 

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NAMI Hope Shines Luncheon

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm

Where: Private Club in Naples

Ticket Price: $250

Table Price: $2000+

For more information: Please contact Jacquelyn (Jacquelyn@NAMICollier.org), call our office at 239-260-7300, or visit us on the web atwww.NAMICollier.org/luncheon!

 

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14th Annual NAMI Walk

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016

Time: 8:30am – 11:30am

Where: Cambier Park, Naples
Cost: FREE!
For more information or to join / form a team: Please contact Jacquelyn (Jacquelyn@NAMICollier.org), call our office at 239-260-7300, or visit us on the web at www.NAMICollier.org/walks 

 

For more information about NAMI of Collier County, or to speak with someone at our office, please call 239-260-7300, or visit us on the web atwww.NAMICollier.org.

  

Act now to help make a difference in Mental Health Care Support and Services and earn a chance to win a $100 VISA Card!

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) helps work toward a better tomorrow for the nearly 60 million Americans living with mental illness and their families. You can take the first step in helping by becoming a NAMI member and add your name to the list of thousands raising their voices to demand services, support and respect for the millions affected by mental illness. Your NAMI membership demonstrates your support for the important work being done at NAMI and helps us make our voices heard in your community, the state capital, as well as the nation’s capital.

Join NAMI by September 30, 2015 and you will be entered into a drawing for a $100 VISA gift card! This promotional offer is exclusively for NAMI North Carolina members.

Membership helps keep all of NAMI’s programs and services free for participants, and sends a message to legislators and supporters that NAMI represents a unified and growing community of mental health consumers, family members, friends and providers.

Joining is simple! Membership forms may be printed or submitted online here. New memberships must be received by September 30 in the NAMI NC state office to be eligible for the gift card drawing. Individuals who join NAMI will hold an annual membership in all three levels of NAMI; national, state, and also their local affiliate. NAMI members also receive various benefits such as discounts on NAMI collateral and events, newsletters and updates about mental health care issues and developments across North Carolina, and more! For any questions, please contact Lori Matteson at 919-788-0801 ext. 12 or via email at lmatteson@naminc.org.


Act now to help make a difference in Mental Health Care Support and Services and earn a chance to win a 0 VISA Card! NAMI North Carolina
Thank you! Act now to help make a difference in Mental Health Care Support and Services and earn a chance to win a 0 VISA Card!
NAMI News and Update: NAMI North Carolina

NOTE: 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. So the information I share will not alway be from Charlotte County. Or Port Charlotte. The info is from other resources dedicated to learning. https://www.nami.org

Transparency:
THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content.

The Journal – September 2015

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The Journal – September 2015 NAMI – San Gabriel Valley
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NAMI News and Update: NAMI – San Gabriel Valley

NOTE: 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. So the information I share will not alway be from Charlotte County. Or Port Charlotte. The info is from other resources dedicated to learning. https://www.nami.org

Transparency:
THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content.
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We’re in the Lansing State Journal!

NAMI Lansing was featured in the Lansing State Journal’s Nonprofit Spotlight on Sunday, September 6, 2015! Here is scan of the article. I will update with a link when it is available.


We’re in the Lansing State Journal! NAMI Lansing
Thank you! We’re in the Lansing State Journal!
NAMI News and Update: NAMI Lansing

NOTE: 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. So the information I share will not alway be from Charlotte County. Or Port Charlotte. The info is from other resources dedicated to learning. https://www.nami.org

Transparency:
THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content.

PRESS RELEASE: Jack Register appointed to the North Carolina Governor’s Task Force on Mental Health and Substance Use

RALEIGH, NC (August 31, 2015) – Jack Register, MSW, Executive Director of National Alliance on Mental Illness North Carolina (NAMI North Carolina), was appointed by Governor Pat McCrory to serve on the North Carolina Governor’s Task Force on Mental Health and Substance Use. The Task Force was formed by an executive order on July 14, 2015, and NAMI North Carolina was invited to attend the executive order signing ceremony.

The Task Force will be made up of 24 members, including representatives from each of the three branches of government: executive, judicial and legislative branches of government and key stakeholders to make recommendations that will improve the lives of citizens with mental illness and substance use disorders. There are also 11 member slots available for public members, including those from the healthcare provider community, county leadership, government and non-government entities, and private sector employers. Register was appointed to one of these member slots.

“NAMI North Carolina is grateful to be a part of such an important Task Force,” said Mike Mayer, PhD, President of the NAMI North Carolina Board of Directors. “We are thankful to the Governor for including us and for making mental health such a large priority. NAMI North Carolina is committed to continuing to be the voice for those affected by mental illness and their families.”

The Task Force will submit findings and strategic recommendations to the Governor for improving the lives of North Carolina children and adults with mental illness and substance use disorders and their families.

NAMI North Carolina provides free support groups, education programs, and advocacy efforts throughout North Carolina. NAMI NC is the state’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to promoting recovery and optimizing the quality of life for those living with mental illness. Founded in 1984, NAMI NC has become North Carolina’s voice on mental illness, serving 30 local affiliates across North Carolina, who join together to meet the NAMI mission. For more information on programs, our advocacy efforts and the 30 affiliate organizations in North Carolina, visit our website at naminc.org.

PRESS RELEASE: Jack Register appointed to the North Carolina Governor’s Task Force on Mental Health and Substance Use
PRESS RELEASE: Jack Register appointed to the North Carolina Governor’s Task Force on Mental Health and Substance Use
NAMI News and Update: nami nc

NOTE: 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. So the information I share will not alway be from Charlotte County. Or Port Charlotte. The info is from other resources dedicated to learning. https://www.nami.org

THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site in sharing public domain a munber National Alliance on Mental Illness RSS info.

Indy Week: Why does the N.C. Senate want to cut funding for mental health organizations?

NAMI North Carolina’s executive director, Jack Register, and interim chair of the NAMI NC Consumer Council, Lucy Wilmer, were featured in this article by reporter Billy Ball in the Indy Week’s August 26, 2015 edition.

“This is how Lucy Wilmer wants to remember Bill: the tousled brown hair, the wry grin, the sense that, before he even finishes this joke, he has two more waiting.

“People tell me the world’s worse off because Bill is gone,” Wilmer says. “It sounds like a platitude, but it isn’t. He was just super funny and outgoing, one of the friendliest, quirkiest, most interesting human beings.”

Bill, her 38-year-old boyfriend, killed himself in 2008 in Beaufort County, four years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Like many with that condition, Bill suffered crippling mood swings.

“When he was in a manic state, he didn’t feel the need to take any medicine,” Wilmer says. “He was going to start 17 businesses. But when the depression started, it was very difficult to get him to do anything, to take his medicine, to go to his doctor’s appointments.”

It was a struggle until the day he killed himself. But earlier treatment may have made the difference, says Wilmer, now the chairwoman of the consumer council for the state chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, an advisory panel of volunteers who have experienced the ramifications of mental illness. And North Carolina’s reformed public mental health system, which is a little more than a decade old, can offer the kind of creative outreach needed for people like Bill, many of whom begin to show symptoms in their 20s.

That’s why the architects of the state’s push for regional, public mental health authorities say North Carolina’s experiment, which has come under legislative attack, must be preserved. The system, designed to simplify, economize and improve the state’s confusing network of providers, relies on nine regional groups called local management entities, or LMEs, “one-stop shops” charged with dispensing Medicaid dollars for mental health treatment.”

Click here to read the full article.

Indy Week: Why does the N.C. Senate want to cut funding for mental health organizations?nami nc
Indy Week: Why does the N.C. Senate want to cut funding for mental health organizations?
NAMI News and Update: nami nc

NOTE: 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. So the information I share will not alway be from Charlotte County. Or Port Charlotte. The info is from other resources dedicated to learning. https://www.nami.org

THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site in sharing public domain a munber National Alliance on Mental Illness RSS info.

How to Survive and Thrive With a Mentally Ill Relative – Lecture Series

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How to Survive and Thrive With a Mentally Ill Relative – Lecture Series NAMI – San Gabriel Valley
Thank you! How to Survive and Thrive With a Mentally Ill Relative – Lecture Series
NAMI News and Update: NAMI – San Gabriel Valley

NOTE: 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. So the information I share will not alway be from Charlotte County. Or Port Charlotte. The info is from other resources dedicated to learning. https://www.nami.org

Transparency:
THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content.

NAMI North Carolina statement on the Senate budget proposal to cut LME-MCO funding

Lawmakers in Raleigh are trying to come to a decision about the state budget. The House and Senate could not be further apart about how to support our publically funded mental health system. Right now, the divide over the budget is so great that we are in the second continuing resolution. Part of the wedge in these discussions is the fate of Medicaid.

Numerous perspectives and possible plans have been put forward as to what will happen. While the negotiations continue in the halls of the legislature, the public system for mental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services (MHIDDSAS) system of local management entities/managed care organizations (LME-MCO) continues to function.

The system was designed to provide high quality care at a predictable cost. While the LME-MCO system has achieved budget predictability and is not responsible for the Medicaid cost overruns you have read about in the media, the LME-MCO system is just beginning to tap into new, innovative services that will improve care and outcomes for people living with mental illness.

When lawmakers created the LME-MCO system, the intent was that all “savings” accrued by the LME-MCO system were to be invested into creating and broadening innovative services. The Senate budget proposes cutting state funding to the LME-MCO system by millions, forcing the system to use their current fund balances to fund the status quo, instead of creating new services.

More worrisome, these innovative services could have given hope to those who haven’t found recovery and are cycling in and out of our emergency rooms. Legislators are looking for a solution to the ever growing problem of people with serious mental illness presenting at local emergency departments. The LME-MCO system may have the answer to this problem, but we will never know if the Senate budget passes.

NAMI North Carolina statement on the Senate budget proposal to cut LME-MCO fundingnami nc
NAMI North Carolina statement on the Senate budget proposal to cut LME-MCO funding
NAMI News and Update: nami nc

NOTE: 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. So the information I share will not alway be from Charlotte County. Or Port Charlotte. The info is from other resources dedicated to learning. https://www.nami.org

Transparency:
THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content.

Filling the Gap – States address mental health issues

Some states are increasing funding for mental health services due to the desperate need in many areas. State Legislatures January 2015 issue summarizes some of the effective programs being funded around the country.  Read the article “Filling the Gap” by Suzanne Weiss.  Here are some examples from the article:

  • Additional funding in Texas of $250 million over two years only brought the funding back to the 1999 level.
  • Colorado use $18.5 million to start a statewide mental health crisis hotline and established 5 mental health crisis centers.
  • Oregon added $67 million in 2013 to expand residential psychiatric treatment and juvenile mentla health services.
  • Texas requires K-12 teachers and staff to be trained to recognize mental health issues in students.
  • Several states funded suicide prevention programs.

Filling the Gap – States address mental health issues NAMI Lansing
Thank you! Filling the Gap – States address mental health issues
NAMI News and Update: NAMI Lansing

NOTE: 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. So the information I share will not alway be from Charlotte County. Or Port Charlotte. The info is from other resources dedicated to learning. https://www.nami.org

Transparency:
THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content.

Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia: An In-Depth Report

The British Psychological Society, Division of Clinical Psychology issued a ground-breaking report:  “Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia.” The quotes below are from news coverage in Science Daily.

“The report is entitled ‘Understanding psychosis and schizophrenia: why people sometimes hear voices, believe things that others find strange, or appear out of touch with reality, and what can help’. It has been written by a group of eminent clinical psychologists drawn from eight UK universities and the UK National Health Service, together with people who have themselves experienced psychosis. It provides an accessible overview of the current state of knowledge, and its conclusions have profound implications both for the way we understand ‘mental illness’ and for the future of mental health services.”

And:

  • “The problems we think of as ‘psychosis’ — hearing voices, believing things that others find strange, or appearing out of touch with reality — can be understood in the same way as other psychological problems such as anxiety or shyness.
  • They are often a reaction to trauma or adversity of some kind which impacts on the way we experience and interpret the world.
  • They rarely lead to violence.
  • No-one can tell for sure what has caused a particular person’s problems. The only way is to sit down with them and try and work it out.
  • Services should not insist that people see themselves as ill. Some prefer to think of their problems as, for example, an aspect of their personality which sometimes gets them into trouble but which they would not want to be without.
  • We need to invest much more in prevention by attending to inequality and child maltreatment.”


Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia: An In-Depth Report NAMI Lansing
Thank you! Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia: An In-Depth Report
NAMI News and Update: NAMI Lansing

NOTE: 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. So the information I share will not alway be from Charlotte County. Or Port Charlotte. The info is from other resources dedicated to learning. https://www.nami.org

Transparency:
THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content.

Crisis Intervention Teams

It will be exciting to hear Sam Cochran speak on Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) here on October 7 and on Verbal De-escalation on October 8 during Mental Illness Awareness Week 2015. Details will be available soon. For now, consider that:
“At its core, CIT is a model of collaboration to improve how police, mental health services,
and communities respond to mental health crisis. The model brings stakeholders together to
advocate for the implementation of CIT, develop a program tailored to the community,
implement the training and supporting interagency agreements, and provide ongoing
collaboration.” from “The Crisis Intervention Team Model of Police Response to Mental Health Crises: A Primer for Mental Health Practitioners” by Amy C. Watson, PhD and

Anjali J. Fulambarker, MSW. Read the full article at this link to this excellent article on Crisis Intervention Teams.
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Crisis Intervention Teams NAMI Lansing
Thank you! Crisis Intervention Teams
NAMI News and Update: NAMI Lansing

NOTE: 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. So the information I share will not alway be from Charlotte County. Or Port Charlotte. The info is from other resources dedicated to learning. https://www.nami.org

Transparency:
THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content.

“Denied”: 60 Minutes Story on Insurance for Mental Illness

Check out CBS 60 Minutes on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 7 PM Eastern Time to see coverage of insurance problems in obtaining treatment for mental illness.

 


“Denied”: 60 Minutes Story on Insurance for Mental Illness NAMI Lansing
Thank you! “Denied”: 60 Minutes Story on Insurance for Mental Illness
NAMI News and Update: NAMI Lansing

NOTE: 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. So the information I share will not alway be from Charlotte County. Or Port Charlotte. The info is from other resources dedicated to learning. https://www.nami.org

Transparency:
THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content.

Family-to-Family Starts September 10, 2015

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Family-to-Family, the most well-known of NAMI’s signature programs, will meet on Thursday nights, 6;30 to 9 PM, September 10 to November 19, 2015. The class will meet on the McLaren Campus in Lansing.

The class is taught by trained teachers who themselves have a loved one with mental illness. Learning about mental illness symptoms, coping skills, and communication methods can be very helpful, as is meeting others whose families have been affected by mental illness.

Mental illness is a brain disorder. Help is available and recovery is possible.

Register now for this FREE class by calling 517-484-3404 or emailing info@namilansing.org or submitting the Family-to-Family Registration Form.

For more information, read the Family-to-Family flyer, or give us a call at 484-3404.

 


Family-to-Family Starts September 10, 2015 NAMI Lansing
Thank you! Family-to-Family Starts September 10, 2015
NAMI News and Update: NAMI Lansing

NOTE: 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. So the information I share will not alway be from Charlotte County. Or Port Charlotte. The info is from other resources dedicated to learning. https://www.nami.org

Transparency:
THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content.

NAMI North Carolina statement on Michael Kerr settlement

The family of Michael Anthony Kerr may have won a settlement to the tune of 2.5 million dollars from the Department of Public Safety (DPS), but they lost far more than they gained. NAMI NC remains outraged by the death and treatment of Mr. Kerr, who remained in segregation for more than a month prior to his death. It is not effective to use solitary confinement with people experiencing mental illness. Suicides occur more often, symptoms become more pronounced, and decompensation requiring crisis care to hospitalization. Plus, there are numerous reports that prison personnel believed Mr. Kerr was malingering his symptoms. Imagine being told you were faking your medical condition. What a truly devastating approach for Mr. Kerr and his family.

We are pleased with the dedication from the Department of Public Safety to make mental health care a priority. From Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training for prison personnel to participation in the VERA grant program to find alternatives to solitary confinement, we remain hopeful that another situation like Mr. Kerr’s can be prevented. DPS has committed to expanding mental health treatment in the prison system. However, the Department of Public Safety needs the support of our lawmakers to fund these initiatives.

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NAMI North Carolina statement on Michael Kerr settlement
NAMI News and Update: nami nc

NOTE: 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. So the information I share will not alway be from Charlotte County. Or Port Charlotte. The info is from other resources dedicated to learning. https://www.nami.org

Transparency:
THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content.

Announcing NAMI NC Advocacy Collaborative for affiliates.

NAMI NC is excited to announce an advocacy training collaborative program for affiliates. This program is designed for those affiliates who are looking to take their advocacy skills and initiatives to the next level. This training will not only provide valuable skills to help be a better advocate for mental health issues, but it will also help with growing and sustaining a strong advocacy network within local affiliates and the community. Each affiliate will identify a team of 3 people to participate in the collaborative. The team will be responsible for advocacy efforts in their affiliate along with serving as the primary points of contact with the state office and their affiliate membership. Team members will have the opportunity to participate in special events hosted by NAMI NC, including the opportunity to be trained as a NAMI Smarts for Advocacy Instructor and exclusive advocacy day at the General Assembly.

Affiliates who would like to apply will fill out an application. Applications will be accepted until August 28, 2015. Click here to learn more about the Collaborative and how your affiliate can apply. Please contact Nicholle Karim at nkarim@naminc.org for inquiries or to request an application.

Announcing NAMI NC Advocacy Collaborative for affiliates. NAMI North Carolina
Thank you! Announcing NAMI NC Advocacy Collaborative for affiliates.
NAMI News and Update: NAMI North Carolina

NOTE: 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. So the information I share will not alway be from Charlotte County. Or Port Charlotte. The info is from other resources dedicated to learning. https://www.nami.org

Transparency:
THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content.

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

All communities face unique challenges or barriers in addressing mental health issues. Taking on the challenges of mental health conditions, health coverage and the stigma of mental illness affects all of us. In many communities, however, these problems are increased by less access to care, cultural stigma and lower quality care.

In May of 2008, the US House of Representatives announce July as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. The resolution was sponsored by Rep. Albert Wynn [D-MD] and cosponsored by a large bipartisan group to achieve two goals:

  • Improve access to mental health treatment and services and promote public awareness of mental illness.
  • Name a month as the Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month to enhance public awareness of mental illness and mental illness among minorities.

About Bebe Moore Campbell

Bebe Moore Campbell was an author, advocate, co-founder of NAMI Urban Los Angeles and national spokesperson, who passed away in November 2006.

She received NAMI’s 2003 Outstanding Media Award for Literature. Campbell advocated for mental health education and support among individuals of diverse communities.

In 2005, inspired by Campbell’s charge to end stigma and provide mental health information, longtime friend Linda Wharton-Boyd suggested dedicating a month to the effort.

The duo got to work, outlining the concept of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and what it would entail. With the support of the D.C. Department of Mental Health and then-mayor Anthony Williams, they held a news conference in Southeast D.C., where they encouraged residents to get mental health checkups.

Support continued to build as Campbell and Wharton-Boyd held book signings, spoke in churches and created a National Minority Mental Health Taskforce of friends and allies. However, the effort came to a halt when Campbell became too ill to continue.

When Campbell lost her battle to cancer, Wharton-Boyd, friends, family and allied advocates reignited their cause, inspired by the passion of the life of an extraordinary woman.

The group researched and obtained the support of Representatives Albert Wynn [D-MD] and Diane Watson [D-CA], who co-signed legislation to create an official minority mental health awareness month.

Take the StigmaFree Pledge

Help NAMI replace stigma with hope. Learn more about how you can help by taking the pledge to bring understanding and education to others. Pledge to be Stigma Free here.

For more information about Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and how you can get involved, visit nami.org/nmmham.

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month NAMI North Carolina
Thank you! July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
NAMI News and Update: NAMI North Carolina

NOTE: 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. So the information I share will not alway be from Charlotte County. Or Port Charlotte. The info is from other resources dedicated to learning. https://www.nami.org

Transparency:
THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content.

The Journal – July/August 2015

July- August 2015 Journal


The Journal – July/August 2015 NAMI – San Gabriel Valley
Thank you! The Journal – July/August 2015
NAMI News and Update: NAMI – San Gabriel Valley

NOTE: 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. So the information I share will not alway be from Charlotte County. Or Port Charlotte. The info is from other resources dedicated to learning. https://www.nami.org

Transparency:
THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content.

The Journal – June 2015

June 2015 Journal


The Journal – June 2015 NAMI – San Gabriel Valley
Thank you! The Journal – June 2015
NAMI News and Update: NAMI – San Gabriel Valley

NOTE: 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. So the information I share will not alway be from Charlotte County. Or Port Charlotte. The info is from other resources dedicated to learning. https://www.nami.org

Transparency:
THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content.

LAST OFFICIAL NAMI POSTING

In order to keep things going around here, we have decided to merge with NAMI Lee County.  We are actually forming a regional group with Lee, Sarasota, and Hendry Counties…  Lee has the infrastructure and knowledge to make things happen.  We have actually dissolved NAMI Charlotte.

Karen Clark.

This blog is now officially a NON-official fan blog of NAMI. Having no direct connection to NAMI other then being a member and fan. I will post and keep reader updated on NAMI Local and national events. But as of June 28 this blog stop being part of the NAMI Charlotte.

NAMI Adult Ask the Doctor Call June 26th

From NAMI:

Adult Ask the Doctor Call

Save the Date: June 26th, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Topic: Strong Advocacy Effort Needed to Help Smokers with Mental Illness

Speaker: Dr. Jill Williams

Please submit questions for our speakers to askthedoctor@nami.org and include “Adult Ask the Doctor Question” in the subject line. We will select a few questions to feature on the call before opening the lines to questions from the callers.

Friday adult conference calls with Dr. Ken Duckworth, NAMI’s medical director and a child and adolescent psychiatrist, take place on the fourth Friday of every month. The calls are toll free and are scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. E.T. To access the toll-free call, please dial 1-888-858-6021; access number 309918#.


NAMI Adult Ask the Doctor Call June 26th NAMI Lansing
Thank you! NAMI Adult Ask the Doctor Call June 26th
NAMI News and Update: NAMI Lansing

NOTE: 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. So the information I share will not alway be from Charlotte County. Or Port Charlotte. The info is from other resources dedicated to learning. https://www.nami.org

Transparency:
THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content.

Jennifer Rothman leaves NAMI NC

It is with sadness that we announce the resignation of our Young Families Program Director, Jennifer Rothman. Jennifer has been with NAMI NC for 8 years and in her tenure has helped to build a foundation for our organization. From the work she has done raising awareness of the needs of children and families who are struggling with the lived experience of mental illness to her leadership in the State Collaborative for Children, Youth and Families.

Jennifer worked tirelessly to build relationships and to be a force for change in NC. We will miss Jen’s laughter and energy in the state office but know she is out there creating change and being the great advocate she is for all of our members. Thank you, deeply and profoundly, Jennifer for your commitment and years of service to NAMI NC. Best of luck to you and may the winds carry you far in your journey.

Jennifer Rothman leaves NAMI NC NAMI North Carolina
Thank you! Jennifer Rothman leaves NAMI NC
NAMI News and Update: NAMI North Carolina

NOTE: 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. So the information I share will not alway be from Charlotte County. Or Port Charlotte. The info is from other resources dedicated to learning. https://www.nami.org

Transparency:
THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content.

NAMI Ask the Doctor Call June 19th: Black Box Warning Labels

FROM NAMI:  Children’s Ask the Doctor Call

Save the Date: June 19th, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Topic: Black Box Warning Labels

Speakers: Dr. Eugene Beresin & Dr. Steven Schlozman

Please submit questions for our speakers to askthedoctor@nami.org and include “Children’s Ask the Doctor Question” in the subject line. We will select a few questions to feature on the call before opening the lines to questions from the callers.

Friday children’s conference calls with Dr. Ken Duckworth, NAMI’s medical director and a child and adolescent psychiatrist, take place on the third Friday of every month. The calls are toll free and are scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. E.T. To access the toll-free call, please dial 1-888-858-6021; access number 309918#.


NAMI Ask the Doctor Call June 19th: Black Box Warning Labels NAMI Lansing
Thank you! NAMI Ask the Doctor Call June 19th: Black Box Warning Labels
NAMI News and Update: NAMI Lansing

NOTE: 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. So the information I share will not alway be from Charlotte County. Or Port Charlotte. The info is from other resources dedicated to learning. https://www.nami.org

Transparency:
THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content.

Rep. Holding recognizes NAMI North Carolina and Mental Health Month on the House floor

NAMI North Carolina is incredibly honored to have been recognized by Representative George Holding of U.S. House of Representatives (13th District–Wake Forest, Nashville, Willow Spring) during his speech on the House floor. He talked about Mental Health Awareness Month and the importance of mental health care during his house speech. Thank you, Rep Holding!

Rep. Holding recognizes NAMI North Carolina and Mental Health Month on the House floor NAMI North Carolina
Thank you! Rep. Holding recognizes NAMI North Carolina and Mental Health Month on the House floor
NAMI News and Update: NAMI North Carolina

NOTE: 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. So the information I share will not alway be from Charlotte County. Or Port Charlotte. The info is from other resources dedicated to learning. https://www.nami.org

Transparency:
THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content.

Executive Director Jack Register featured on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Now

NAMI NC executive director Jack Register was interviewed on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Now program about the Mental Health Crisis in North Carolina. The three-part series examines some possible solutions to some of the common obstacles people with mental illnesses face on their road to recovery. View the segment here.

Executive Director Jack Register featured on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Now NAMI North Carolina
Thank you! Executive Director Jack Register featured on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Now
NAMI News and Update: NAMI North Carolina

NOTE: 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. So the information I share will not alway be from Charlotte County. Or Port Charlotte. The info is from other resources dedicated to learning. https://www.nami.org

Transparency:
THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content.

NAMI Ask the Doctor Call May 22, 2015


Adult Ask the Doctor Call

Save the Date: May 22nd, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Please join NAMI’s Dr. Ken Duckworth in an interactive discussion on the results, described in the following article, of a special initiative in California to provide prevention and early intervention programs to improve the mental health of residents. This was evaluated by the 2014 California Well-Being Survey, which tracks mental illness stigma and discrimination, well-being and exposure to prevention and early intervention activities among Californians experiencing mental health conditions. Read more about it:

Stigma, Discrimination, and Well-Being Among California Adults Experience Mental Health Challenges

Please submit questions for our speaker to askthedoctor@nami.org and include “Adult Ask the Doctor Question” in the subject line. We will select a few questions to feature on the call before opening the lines to questions from the callers.

Friday adult conference calls with Dr. Ken Duckworth, NAMI’s medical director and a child and adolescent psychiatrist, take place on the fourth Friday of every month. The calls are toll free and are scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. E.T. To access the toll-free call, please dial 1-888-858-6021; access number 309918#.

Please note, there will be no Children’s Ask the Doctor call this month.


NAMI Ask the Doctor Call May 22, 2015 NAMI Lansing
Thank you! NAMI Ask the Doctor Call May 22, 2015
NAMI News and Update: NAMI Lansing

NOTE: 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. So the information I share will not alway be from Charlotte County. Or Port Charlotte. The info is from other resources dedicated to learning. https://www.nami.org

Transparency:
THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content.

The Journal – May 2015

May 2015 Journal


The Journal – May 2015 NAMI – San Gabriel Valley
Thank you! The Journal – May 2015
NAMI News and Update: NAMI – San Gabriel Valley

NOTE: 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. So the information I share will not alway be from Charlotte County. Or Port Charlotte. The info is from other resources dedicated to learning. https://www.nami.org

Transparency:
THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content.

The Journal – April 2015

April 2015 Journal


The Journal – April 2015 NAMI – San Gabriel Valley
Thank you! The Journal – April 2015
NAMI News and Update: NAMI – San Gabriel Valley

NOTE: 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. So the information I share will not alway be from Charlotte County. Or Port Charlotte. The info is from other resources dedicated to learning. https://www.nami.org

Transparency:
THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content.

The Journal – March 2015

March 2015 Journal


The Journal – March 2015 NAMI – San Gabriel Valley
Thank you! The Journal – March 2015
NAMI News and Update: NAMI – San Gabriel Valley

NOTE: 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. So the information I share will not alway be from Charlotte County. Or Port Charlotte. The info is from other resources dedicated to learning. https://www.nami.org

Transparency:
THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content.

The Journal – February 2015

February 2015 Journal


The Journal – February 2015 NAMI – San Gabriel Valley
Thank you! The Journal – February 2015
NAMI News and Update: NAMI – San Gabriel Valley

NOTE: 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. So the information I share will not alway be from Charlotte County. Or Port Charlotte. The info is from other resources dedicated to learning. https://www.nami.org

Transparency:
THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content.

The Journal – December 2014-January 2015

December 2014-Jan 2015 Journal


The Journal – December 2014-January 2015 NAMI – San Gabriel Valley
Thank you! The Journal – December 2014-January 2015
NAMI News and Update: NAMI – San Gabriel Valley

NOTE: 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. So the information I share will not alway be from Charlotte County. Or Port Charlotte. The info is from other resources dedicated to learning. https://www.nami.org

Transparency:
THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content.

NAMI North Carolina statement about the sale of Dorothea Dix property

NAMI North Carolina was invited by the Department of Health and Human Services to participate in the ceremony of the initial signing over of the Dorthea Dix property to the City of Raleigh. Attendance included DHHS administration, Governor McCrory’s cabinet and the Governor, City of Raleigh staff and Mayor McFarlane, many other advocacy organizations, as well as other interested parties. This event was the second step in the process to officially deed the property over to the city. This event was one was a celebration and looking to the future as this property will serve as a destination park for the city. We, however, have and will continue to publically grieve this loss and we need the leaders of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Governor to know that this loss is one we do not take lightly.

To us, the land was a public commitment by both the state and federal government to ensure services for those living with mental illness were available. We are an organization of families, consumers, and advocates who struggle daily with the consequences of psychiatric disorders and diseases. We are the community who came to Dix in the past for care and to find hope. Many who are familiar with the work of NAMI NC know that the loss of the Dix property was quite devastating to our community.

Our ask is two-fold:

  1. First, we seek a public ceremony to honor the legacy of Dorthea Dix as well as the many lives that have been directly affected by mental illness in our state.
  2. Second, we seek assurance from both the state and the City of Raleigh that there will be protections for the cemetery as well a memorial erected on the property.

We acknowledge the guarantee made by the Governor and DHHS to honor the legacy of Dorothea Dix. NAMI NC’s commitment is to monitor and hold the Governor and DHHS to their publically stated commitment to ensure the proceeds will go to the Mental Health Trust Fund and that those funds will be used for mental health services.

NAMI North Carolina statement about the sale of Dorothea Dix property NAMI North Carolina
Thank you! NAMI North Carolina statement about the sale of Dorothea Dix property
NAMI News and Update: NAMI North Carolina

NOTE: 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. So the information I share will not alway be from Charlotte County. Or Port Charlotte. The info is from other resources dedicated to learning. https://www.nami.org

Transparency:
THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content.

Peer to Peer Class Begins September 11, 2015

Peer to Peer class is for those with a brain disorder who would like to know more about mental illness. The class involves such things as the causes and science behind the various mental illnesses, a chance to share one’s own story and exercises for recovery. Class will be held on Fridays 1-3pm in Pasadena.

Contact Dana Dunlap, namisgvconsumer@gmail.com or call 626-577-6697.


Peer to Peer Class Begins September 11, 2015 NAMI – San Gabriel Valley
Thank you! Peer to Peer Class Begins September 11, 2015
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NOTE: 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. So the information I share will not alway be from Charlotte County. Or Port Charlotte. The info is from other resources dedicated to learning. https://www.nami.org

Transparency:
THIS BLOG AND IT’S CONTENTS is not an Official NAMI website. I am just a member and it is a fan site. I am sharing from public domain content. As a member as my local National Alliance on Mental Illness right now I am using RSS number national NAMI feed info. Including adding my own content.

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