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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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    ***February Affiliate Development Call***

    All current affiliate leaders are encouraged to participate in our monthly affiliate development conference call! Questions Email

    Saturday, February 2, 2019 – 9AM – 10AM Call-In Number: 1-712-432-1549 Call-In Code:  5 4 6 5 #

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    NAMI Georgia is proud to announce our newest NAMI Family-to-Family Teachers. Affiliates represented were NAMI Hall, NAMI Augusta, NAMI DeKalb, NAMI Albany, NAMI Cobb, NAMI Columbus, and NAMI Northside. Thank you for your leadership and service!

    We are also thrilled to share that our very own Programs Coordinator, Jennifer Ayers-Moore won the “nailed it” award and became a certified NAMI Family-to-Family Teacher!

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    In Her Own Ink by Ashley Smith

    In 2007, NAMI member Ashley Smith was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Ashley was a junior at a four-year liberal arts university in Atlanta when suddenly her undiagnosed mental illness crushed her dreams, but ultimately, not her spirit. Within a year of recovery, Ashley started blogging about her condition anonymously on “Overcoming Schizophrenia,” which is her personal blog that she established in 2008, and currently maintains. In 2009, Ashley was introduced to NAMI Read More

    Kim Jones, NAMI Georgia executive director joined other NAMI leaders this week at the national office to talk about advocating on criminal justice issues!

    NAMI Georgia was thrilled to attend yesterday’s “Health Care Unscrambled” event, hosted by Georgians For a Healthy Future. It was a great gathering of advocates from across the state discussing the outlook of healthcare policy in 2019.

    Legislative Panel: State Senator Kay Kirkpatrick, State Rep. Debbie Buckner, and State Rep. Lee Hawkins

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    A presence in Albany since 1987, NAMI Albany, GA provides support, education and advocacy for and with individuals and families whose lives are touched by mental illness. NAMI Albany has a large (60) and diverse membership, with a team of 17 members trained in NAMI programs providing leadership for the affiliate. Over the last year  NAMI Albany volunteers have donated over 2000 hours in outreach, support and education.

    As regular participants in a variety of health fairs and community events, NAMI Read More

    By John Giampaolo | Dec. 20, 2018

    As a child, I watched my brother struggle for years. Mental health simply wasn’t a topic discussed much in the 1970s and 1980s, and my parents had few resources to turn to for help. I was 21 years old when my brother took his life; I understand firsthand what families go through and the impact of losing a loved one to suicide.

    It’s what led me to my current role, working with organizations in Read More

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