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September 28, 2018

Walk Day Details! NAMIWalks Georgia 2018 Saturday, October 6 RAIN OR SHINE!

Walker check-in starts at 8:00AM 5K Walk starts at 9:30AM Clark Atlanta University – Panther Stadium 735 Beckwith Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30314

What if it rains? NAMIWalks Georgia is RAIN or SHINE!? When do I arrive? Walker Check-in is open from 8:00AM until 9:30AM. The Walk will start at 9:30AM. We recommend coming early! Where do I park? Paid parking is available at two locations on Clark Atlanta University’s campus – $5 per car (CASH ONLY). Parking Read More

    NAMI Georgia and its affiliates are hosting a variety of upcoming classes. See below for information on upcoming NAMI Basics, Peer to Peer, Family to Family, Ending the Silence, Homefront, NAMI Smarts, Introduction to Behavioral Health and Addictive Diseases, and Georgia Youth In Crisis programs.

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    Due to the NAMIWalks events in Atlanta and Moultrie, the monthly affiliate development call will be on Saturday, October 13th, 9-10am. Look for the call agenda to be distributed next week.

    Call-In Number: 712-432-1549

    Call-In Code: 5 4 6 5 #

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    CAU Now-Lifting Every Voice for September aired on Saturday morning at 8:30 on Atlanta’s Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK  and featured a conversation about the October 6th NAMI Walks Georgia.

    Guests for this edition of CAU Now Lifting Every Voice included NAMI Georgia Executive Director Kim Jones, Associate Dean of The CAU-Whitney M. Young, Jr. School of Social Work Dr. Margaret Counts-Spriggs, and CAU Associate Dean of Students Ernita B. Hemmitt.

    Go here to listen to the program.

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    The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) will host its 2018 GCDD Candidate Forum on Disability Issues on Thursday, October 11 in Atlanta. The event will take place at the James H. “Sloppy” Floyd Building from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., and is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

    GCDD has invited key candidates for offices that have under their purview myriad issues relevant to the disability community, including healthcare, education and voting. Specifically invited are candidates for Insurance Commissioner, School Superintendent Read More

    Graduates from our recent training session for Peer-to-Peer Mentors are ready to lead classes throughout the state of Georgia. NAMI Georgia thanks and congratulates these NAMI members who have dedicated themselves to  providing this service to their communities.

    Audrey Brown, NAMI Savannah Shawn Ely, NAMI Savannah Susan lollar, NAMI Moultrie… Kelly Jones, NAMI Moultrie Ted Stoltman, NAMI Moultrie Elaine White, NAMI Albany Eric Roberts, NAMI DeKalb Odessa Larkin, NAMI Gwinnett Mary Antney Barnes, NAMI DeKalb Kent Todd, NAMI Moultrie Alan Adam, NAMI Moultrie Varndura Butler, NAMI DeKalb Walter Kozik, NAMI Cobb Paul Uccello, Read More

    NAMI was thrilled to be present for the award presentation of “2018 Champion for Healthy Seniors” to Representative Doug Collins. L to R: Brian Feldman, Healthcare Leadership Council; Jennifer Wilson, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease; Representative Doug Collins; Derek Norton, Medical Association of Georgia; Gary McBride, NAMI Hall County

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