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In The News: NAMI Georgia

March 29, 2016

You’re going to love this year’s NAMI National Convention in Denver!

Georgia State Caucus: Thursday, July 7th from 4:00 – 4:45pm in Governor’s Square 12.

An exciting program is planned with over 70 sessions to choose from.

Here is just a small sampling of this year’s presentations:

Opening Keynote Speaker Patrick Kennedy, former U.S. Representative and Co-founder, One Mind for Research Cutting through the Election Noise to #Act4MentalHealth Stepping Up:  A Plan for Reducing Incarceration of People with Mental Illness We Can’t Wait! The Public Health Read More

    The rate of suicide in America is increasing. It breaks hearts and scars communities.

    Where is Congress?

    In the Senate, the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016 (S. 2680) has passed committee, but that’s not enough. It needs to be voted on by the full Senate.

    Reach out to your Senators. Let them know that S. 2680 will help the suicide epidemic by:

    Investing in mental health services and supports that are evidence-based, so people know they are getting care that works. Prioritizing early identification Read More

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    Atlanta’s Centennial Tower will “shine green” during the month of May!

    During the month of May, the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Georgia (NAMI Georgia) and mental health advocates across the country are bringing awareness to mental health. We believe that these issues are important to address all year round, but highlighting these issues during May provides a time for people to come together and display the passion and strength of those working to improve the lives of all Read More


    NAMI Georgia Consumer Council Visits
    Members of the NAMI Georgia Consumer Council bring a vital message and the wisdom of lived experience to NAMI and communities throughout the state. The goal of the Council is to create a strong environment of recovery in Georgia. Recently, Consumer Council members gave inspirational presentations at the NAMI Georgia Annual Conference and the Champions of Recovery Awards Symposium.

    See NAMI Georgia Consumer Council Videos on YouTube

    Find out more about the NAMI Georgia Consumer Council.

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    We are pleased to welcome 5 new Directors to the NAMI Georgia Board, and say thank you and good-bye to our dedicated outgoing directors.

    We welcome Cheryl Benefield, Debra Feagins, Brian Le, Rhonda Dawes Milner, and Gary Yandura as new Directors. We welcome 2 re-elected Directors back: Faye Taylor, Kurt Schulzke.

    Your new Executive Board consists of the following officers and members-at-large:

    Faye Taylor (President) TBA (Vice-President) Bill McClung (Treasure) Cheryl Benefield (Secretary) Bonnie Moore (Member-at-Large) Bill Carruthers (Member-at-Large)

    We also say good-bye and heartfelt thanks to 3 outgoing Directors, Read More

    NAMI Georgia is seeking applications for an Office Coordinator staff position. Please send resume to

    Job Title:        Office Coordinator

    Reports to:     NAMI Georgia Executive Director

    Status:            Full-time, Non-Exempt status

    Evenings and weekend work required

    Start Date:      As Soon As Possible

    Pay Rate:        $500 to $700 weekly based on experience and skill set.

    Job Summary: The Office Coordinator is responsible for managing a variety of general office activities. These activities include front desk support, professional executive support, office bookkeeping, meeting and event Read More

    In order to better serve the people of Chatham County, leaders in mental health, law enforcement, and the government met on Wednesday for the first-ever Mental Health Symposium in the area. The meeting was part of an effort to improve access to mental health and substance abuse treatment and reduce the stigma of mental illness.

    With the recent movement toward reducing the incarceration of people with mental health conditions has come the acknowledgement that community mental health services are insufficient to meet current needs.

    “There are a Read More

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