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April 20, 2018

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.

Introduction to Behavioral Health and Addictive Diseases

Introduction to Behavioral Health and Addictive Diseases is designed for first responders, clergy, hospital personnel, security officers, and others who wish to learn about mental health Read More

    May 1, 2018: Update

    New clues have surfaced in the  search for NAMI member Neill Blake’s son, who went missing on Kennesaw Mountain on March 8, 2018. Please read and share this article. If you have information or have seen David Blake, please contact the Cobb County Police Tip Line at (770) 499-4111 or cobbpolicecrimetips@cobbcounty.org.

    https://www.11alive.com/mobile/article/news/local/missing-in-georgia/new-clues-re-fuel-search-for-hiker-who-went-missing-on-kennesaw-mountain/85-547463377

     

    Apr 6, 2018: Alert

    One of our dear  NAMI Georgia members is searching for her son David, who has been missing since March 8.  If you Read More

    Article: Why Should NIMH Stop Reducing Schizophrenia Drug Trials?

    Summary

    Schizophrenia is one of the most important and expensive diseases in the United States. A primary responsibility for developing better drugs for this disease lies with the pharmaceutical industry and the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH). Using ClinicalTrials.gov, the online registration for drug and other clinical trials, we assessed trends in drug trials for schizophrenia from 2005 to 2017. During that period the pharmaceutical industry reduced drug trials for schizophrenia Read More

    The Wailin’ Jennys are helping support NAMIs mission. At their shows they are raffling off Jennys merchandise and devoting all proceeds to NAMI. The money goes towards NAMI programs, which offer education about mental illness and treatment, as well as support groups for those living with these disorders and their loved ones. In their own words: “As a band, we are looking forward to helping raise awareness of mental illnesses and the discrimination against those who are afflicted by them. As much as Read More

    Beyond Beds

    The Vital Role of a Full Continuum of Psychiatric Care

    October 2017

    A Joint Report with the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors

    Beyond Beds is a joint report with the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors and represents the introductory paper in a 10-part series on the inpatient psychiatric treatment capacity in the United States.

    See the full report here.

    Summary

    Nearly 10 million individuals in the United States are estimated to live with a diagnosable psychiatric condition sufficiently serious Read More

    NAMI Atlanta/Auburn will present a Mental Health and Wellness Day Fair. Event is open to the public.

    RECOVERY: IN YOUR OWN VOICE PANEL DISCUSSION VENDORS LUNCH

    July 14, 2018 10:00AM to 3:00PM Bethel United Methodist Church 1215 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA. 30331 Contact: Joanne Govan (770) 316-6052 govan03@comcast.net

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    From Georgia Health News, May 3, 2018:

    “Georgia improved by one spot, reaching No. 40 in an annual ranking of states’ health systems, released Thursday.

    The state’s ranking in the Commonwealth Fund report is similar to the results on other national scorecards in health care. Georgia was ranked 41st last year in the State Health System Performance scorecard and 46th in the previous ranking.

    Georgia’s top-ranked health indicators in the report included high vaccination rates for young children; a comparatively low rate of deaths from Read More

    Dr. Sarah Vinson, a NAMI Georgia Board Director has been featured in the UF College of Medicine News, April 14, 2018. 

    “When Dr. Sarah Vinson give talks at conferences and meetings around the nation, she begins by describing herself.

    “I’m a dark-skinned black woman living in a racist, shadist, sexist society,” she says. “I start my presentations that way because the lenses through which we see ourselves and others are important. We all have them.”

    Vinson has devoted her professional career to expanding Read More

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