Each year at the annual convention, NAMI recognizes outstanding achievements and accomplishments made by individuals and organizations that have advanced the NAMI mission Please send your nominations for the following categories before February 16, 2019:NAMI National Awards (recipients recognized at Convention) Distinguished Service Award Gloria Huntley Award Ken Steele Award Lionel Aldridge Champions Award Outstanding NAMI Member Richard T. Greer Advocacy Award Sam Cochran Criminal Justice Award Young Leader Award Multicultural Outreach Award Outstanding NAMI Affiliate Outstanding NAMI State Organization Rona and Ken Purdy Award to End Discrimination Joyce Burland Inspiration Award Exemplary Read More
By Pepper Baker
HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. — The National Association of School Psychologists recommends a ratio of 1 school psychologists for every thousand students. Now, most states don’t meet that standard.
Georgia is one of them.
Houston County Student Services Coordinator Monica Smith breaks down Georgia’s ratio of one school psychologist for every 2,400 students.
“School psychologists serve about three to four schools, depending on the student and the school’s needs or population,” She said.However, school counselors are different.
“School counselors, there’s one in every Read More
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – A rising number of children and adolescents in Georgia are being diagnosed with mental health disorders, but now some parents are finding that mental health care is not so easy to find.
Published reports out of Macon indicate that Georgia faces a severe shortage of mental health care providers, with only 8 youth and adolescent psychiatrists for every 100,000 residents.
Voices for Georgia’s Children, whose mission is to improve the lives of children, calls the Read More
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Come take a listen… More than a magazine! Join Ourselves Black for their weekly podcast that delves into black mental health. Listen as Senior Editor & NAMI Georgia Board Member, Dr. Sarah Y. Vinson, interviews mental health experts on a variety of topics and also provides a glimpse into the Read More
By Alyssa Lenox, NAMI Ending the Silence Presenter
Other panelists included: Bill Trivelpiece, Drug Intelligence Officer; Andy Davis, Partner, Brinson, Askew, Berry, LLP; Senator Renee Unterman; Senator Matt Brass, and Rep. Spencer Frye
First Mental Health Mondays at the Capitol! Pictured above is Yosha Dotson of Mental Health America of Georgia and Bonnie Hannah of NAMI Georgia representing the Georgia Mental Read More
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other forms of traumatic stress can make life incredibly difficult and unpredictable. Intrusive thoughts and flashbacks can just show up without a moment’s notice, affecting your ability to function.
Staying away from the people, places and situations that trigger these thoughts and memories can be appropriate and helpful at times. However, using avoidance as your only strategy can cause more problems than it attempts to solve. These symptoms can’t Read More