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May 7, 2018

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, NAMI and the rest of the country are raising awareness of mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.

In 2018, NAMI will promote the theme of “CureStigma” throughout all awareness events, including Mental Health Month.

Why this cause is important: One in 5 Americans is affected by mental Read More

    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


    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

    Join NAMI members in Rockdale/Newton counties on May 26, 2018 to celebrate life and community and share information on Suicide Prevention and more.

    On average, there are 123 suicides per day. Pain isn’t always obvious, but most suicidal people show some signs that they are thinking about suicide.

    Don’t ask.. “why?”..Ask “what” can you do to prevent suicide!

    Find out more and register.

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    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.


    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.


    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

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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

    Pierluigi Mancini, PhD, Chair of the Behavioral Health Services Coalition, CIT Presenter, and NAMI Georgia partner has authored a new book, available now on Amazon.

    “We are living in a political environment where anytime the word “immigrant” is mentioned, it becomes a polarized conversation. This book demonstrates that recovery from mental illness and addiction is possible, even for immigrants in today’s environment—if the individuals are served in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner”.

    These 10 stories, told from the first-person perspective, Read More

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