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November 28, 2018

Save the date! Join NAMI Georgia and other mental health advocates for Mental Health Day at the Capitol on February 8, 2019 – hosted by the Behavioral Health Services Coalition. RSVP for the event.

NAMI Georgia will be hosting a training for NAMI members and other mental health advocates the evening before Mental Health Day at the Capitol. Participants will learn important tips on speaking with legislators and sharing their personal story, and get details regarding upcoming bills this Read More

    Are you a NAMI Affiliate and/or Program Leader? Please join NAMI Georgia for our Affiliate and Program Leadership Training! Register for this event.

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    NAMI Georgia offers a non-crisis Resource/Helpline that provides information about resources for persons with mental illnesses and their family members. Currently, an unfunded program, our Helpline receives over 1,700 calls and e-mails from Georgians in every county requesting assistance connecting to resources in or close to their community. Through your generous gift, NAMI Georgia can continue to grow our Resource/ Helpline staff to include those with lived experience. If you are in an area of one of our 18 NAMI Read More

    We welcome our newest NAMI Georgia Team Member! Kathleen Varda, MSW, Grants Coordinator NAMI Georgia would like to introduce you to Kathleen Varda, MSW who joined our team in September to coordinate our grant making and strategic projects. Kathleen is not new to our organization as she previously worked with our team, authoring a 3- year Mental Health Awareness Training grant awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  Prior to starting her own consulting firm in 2015, Kathleen Varda Read More

    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services describe the increase in opioid dependence as an epidemic. According to the CDC, opioid overdoses kill 115 people every day in the United States.

    This summit will explain how the opioid problem constitutes an epidemic and how it developed. Participants will learn about available resources, current statewide responses, community impact, and roles of first responders and other stakeholders. Topics will include opioid diversion, prescription monitoring laws, Read More

    On Nov. 1, HealthCare.gov started its annual enrollment period for health insurance. If you don’t have health care coverage or you just need to renew your plan, make time to review your health plan options before open enrollment ends on December 15.

    Some health plans may deny coverage for pre-existing conditions or don’t cover mental health care, but there is a way to play it safe and make sure you have mental health coverage in 2019.

    Start at HealthCare.gov. All health plans Read More

    Georgians Have Voted To Help Homeless With Mental Illness

    Andy MillerGeorgia Health News • Nov 19, 2018 Photo Credit Courtesy of Phoenix House and Georgia Health News 

    “Beyond the debate around Georgia’s election outcome, one result is a clear victory for health care.

    Three of four Georgians voted to approve a referendum Nov. 6 that will help nonprofits provide permanent housing to homeless people with mental illness.

    Referendum B allows a property tax exemption for nonprofit housing of these Read More

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