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In The News: NAMI Georgia

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.

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    Community Conversations on Mental Health: Focus on Veterans, Fourth in a Series. Sponsored by Commissioner Dr. Doreen Williams, Post 2 Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 5pm-8:30pm Rockdale Career Academy 1062 Culpepper Dr SW, Conyers, GA 30094 Register for this event

    Dinner (free) and Vendor visits 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm Program Starts at 7:00 pm -Accessing Veteran Benefits -Special needs of women veterans -Personal Stories -Behavioral Health Services -Federal Legislation regarding Veterans

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    We are so proud of these mental health advocates! They completed the NAMI Smarts for Advocacy teacher training this month.

     Michele Bagby, NAMI Central Georgia Sonja Felton, NAMI Gwinnett Varndura Butler, NAMI DeKalb Sashe Omogiate, NAMI Atlanta/Auburn Anthony Abram, NAMI DeKalb Zakkiyah Johnson, NAMI DeKalb Marissa Taylor, NAMI Central Georgia Tywanna Bailey, NAMI DeKalb Monique Carter, NAMI DeKalb Shauna Standridge, NAMI Hall

    Thank you to our state trainers Jim Moore, NAMI Rome and Tommie Thompson, NAMI Northside Atlanta for teaching the training!

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    Kim Jones, NAMI Georgia Executive Director and Monique Carter, NAMI Georgia Board Member pictured with Honorable Brian J. Amero, District Administrative Judge at the Council of Superior Court Judges’ Special Committee on Mental Health and Local Jails on October 19.

    Kim Jones, NAMI Georgia Executive Director pictured with Laura Colbert, Georgians For a Healthy Future Executive Director. They recently met to discuss legislative priorities and mental health parity.

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    Rockdale County 8-hour Intro to Behavioral Health and Addictive Diseases (IBHAD) class was held on October 22 at Nancy Guinn Memorial Library in Conyers. Thank you to our sponsors for this class, which included: Rockdale County Resource Court, NAMI DeKalb- Rockdale Newton Support Group, and Nancy Guinn Memorial Library.  Special guest appearance: Deputy Charles Jenkins, Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office who shared with the class his experience with Crisis Intervention Team for adults and youth.  Class presenters included: Danielle Maybury, LCSW, Read More

    Apply To Become A CIT-Youth Instructor!

    The CIT-Youth program addresses the need for specialized training for law enforcement personnel and educators that is focused exclusively on youth. The training is designed to be administered by a team of mental health professionals and law enforcement representatives who have relevant expertise, leadership abilities, and regional knowledge.

    Curriculum includes:

    Adolescent behaviors and development Crisis intervention, de-escalation, and communication techniques appropriate for youth Working with families Legal issues Community resources for youth and families Most common emotional disorders and circumstances experienced by Read More

    NAMI Georgia is thrilled to have four Georgia Tech students sharing their time and talents with us! They are looking to improve our volunteer program, including revamping our volunteer application process, orientation, marketing materials, etc. We are grateful for their support! If you or a group is interested in helping at the NAMI Georgia office, please email volunteer@namiga.org to learn more!

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