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December 13, 2016

“Look before you leap.” LEAP is a communication process developed by Dr. Xavier Amador, a psychologist at Columbia University, New York to help families and mental health providers talk with someone living with mental illness about accepting their illness and getting help. It can also help when talking about other sensitive topics and with day-to-day communication. Although this particular video is targeted towards mental health professionals, it is equally helpful for family members.

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    GSU Students Attend NAMI Meetings
    Students from the Georgia Southern University Psychology and Nursing departments are attending NAMI Statesboro meetings this semester .

    In a recent meeting, Kelli Dickerson, CPS, (photo: front row, right) shared her story of recovery, and students learned about the benefits of CIT training and the value of asking for a CIT trained officer.

    The students were happy to be part of the event, and Professor Pamela Worrel-Carlisle of GSU states, “We are committed to serving our community while we learn.” (photo, front row: Professor Worrel-Carlisle, Read More

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    A 6-week Drama Therapy class will begin in Dekalb on March 9th.

    Beginning Thursday March 9th for 6 weeks 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm


    First Baptist Church Decatur 308 Clairemont Ave Decatur, GA 30030

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    No acting experience or talent required

    Cost: Free: 6 week commitment, no drop-ins. (members get priority)

    Registration is required. Space is limited-call soon: Call Karimah Dillard (404-433-4206, or

    What is Drama Therapy? Drama therapy is the intentional use of drama and/or Read More

    From Robert Gray, NAMI Georgia Affiliate Director

    Volunteer Opportunities Please contact our Office Coordinator, at NAMI Georgia Office: Volunteers are needed to put together class materials. It is a fulfilling task that allows us to provide the free notebooks and handouts for NAMI classes. Volunteers are needed at the following events: the HOSA State Conference – March 9-11, 2017 – Atlanta Marriott Marquis Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia 5th Annual Conference June 15-16 –  Hilton Read More

    On Feb 10th, Turner Broadcasting hosted the re:imagine/ATL kick off at Turner’s Techwood Campus.

    Through the 10-week STE(A)M program, high school students from three DeKalb County Schools will pair with non-profit clients to become problem solvers and media production crews, addressing social issues in the community.

    NAMI Georgia will be working with Miller Grove High School to help tackle stigma around mental illness.  In attendance at the event were Kathleen Elmiger, NAMI Georgia, Beth Sanders, NAMI Northside, Ms. Gold, NAMI presenter, and staff from re:imagine/ATL.

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    Wed, Jan 20, 2016, 8am-Mental Health Day at the Georgia Capitol. Please wear green!

    Wed, Jan 20, 2016, 8am-Mental Health Day at the Georgia Capitol. Please wear green!

    Suicide Prevention Day at the Capitol will be hosted by SPAN-GA . DBHDD Commissioner Judy Fitzgerald will be present at the event.

    Mar 2, 2017, 9am-2:30pm Georgia State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334

    . Come “Hike the Hill” with other survivors, professionals, friends and family!

    This is an opportunity to speak directly with our state representatives and let them know why suicide prevention is so important in our community, and what they can do to make Read More

    Trudy Boyce Old Bones
    Retired CIT Officer Trudy Boyce is releasing her second novel, “Old Bones.” All are invited to the book launching on Thursday, February 23rd, at the Georgia Center for the Book, located in the City of Decatur Library at 7:15pm.

    Old Bones” was inspired, in part, by the events of Ferguson, other fatal use of force incidents, and the subsequent consequences including the Black Lives Matter movement. The narrative of “Old Bones” reflects aspects of racism and its subsequent influences in Atlanta’s culture and on policing Read More

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