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October 3, 2017

Give a big shout-out to all of our NAMIWalks Georgia 2017 Sponsors!


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    Saturday, October 7, 2017 Grant Park, Atlanta Meeting area: Two large pavilions Walker Check-in starts: 9:00AM Walk Begins at: 10:30AM Register & Donate at

    What if it rains? NAMIWalks Georgia is RAIN or SHINE!

    When do I arrive? Walker Check-in is open from 9:00AM until 10:15AM. The Walk will start at 10:30AM. We recommend coming early!

    Where do I park? Please note that as the City of Atlanta prepares to begin construction on its Grant Park Gateway Project, the parking lot off of Boulevard Read More

    Register Or Donate To NAMIWalks Georgia Now!

    NAMIWalks is a nationwide fundraising and mental health awareness program held in communities across the country. Georgia hosts three annual NAMIWalks events.

     Sharing the NAMIWalks fundraising challenge with friends is exciting and meaningful – we welcome you to join in the fun as Georgia walks for mental health!

    NAMIWalks Georgia Saturday, October 7, 2017 Grant Park, Atlanta

    Do you have questions? Email Walk Manager Rachel Barber at

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    NAMI Georgia is seeking personal stories about your experiences with parity discrimination, to be presented to legislators as part of Mental Health Day at the Capitol.

    Federal legislation through the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 requires health insurance companies to equalize mental health coverage benefits and other illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, etc. This stipulation is known as parity. Before parity, insurance companies could create limitations that included but were not limited to the number of Read More

    NAMI Basics is a class for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents who have either been diagnosed with a mental health condition or who are experiencing symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed. A new class will meet for six Sundays beginning Oct 14, 2017. For more information and to register, contact: Diane Marinelli (678-314-1017) or Caryn Thompson (518-424-4559).

    Rockdale-Newton NAMI Basics Flyer

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    You are invited to attend “Let Your Light Shine” talent showcase for Depression and Suicide Awareness to be held at the Urban Grind Coffee House. This joy-filled event will strengthen the community’s awareness of depression and suicide, and bridge the gap between different cultures and backgrounds to build unity, healing, and empowerment.

    The festivities are free to the general public and will feature special speakers and a variety of performances from community participants in R&B, Poetry, Rap, and Hip Hop. The Read More

    It is well-established that individuals with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia live much shorter lives than the rest of the population, dying an estimated 10 to 25 years younger, depending on the nation where they reside.

    Now, new evidence from an analysis of nearly 40,000 health records in the United Kingdom from 2000 to 2014 indicates the mortality gap between the two populations is growing larger.

    Mortality Trends

    Overall, death rates from all causes declined since 2000 both for the general population and for Read More

    Savannah started the week off with a Georgia Youth in Crisis training class, led by Sgt. Clarence Few, Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department; Alloceia Hall, NAMI Savannah President and Community Collaborator for Mobile Crisis Response Team at BHL; Diane Reeder, NAMI Savannah; and Clinicians Chris Williams, Coastal Harbor Health System, and Lisa Wiggins, Gateway Behavioral Health.

    NAMI Georgia is now accepting registration for next class to be held on November 1-3 at Department of Family Services in Savannah.  Contact: to Read More

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