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February 16, 2018

Atlanta, Georgia (February 16, 2018) – NAMI Georgia’s heart goes out to the families of Stoneman Douglas High School, and the Parkland Communities. We are saddened by the tragic loss of life that could have been avoided. NAMI Georgia feels it is important to examine all factors that may have contributed to this tragedy before any assumptions are made.

NAMI Georgia wants to offer support to our communities in the form of NAMI education programs and presentations to ensure that the Read More

    NAMI Georgia and 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 Read More

    Across the globe, nearly 1 million people die annually by suicide. In the United States alone there are one million suicide attempts in a given year and over 40,000 deaths by suicide, with our military being hit particularly hard. Research has shown that for every one death by suicide, over 115 people are directly affected and significantly impacted. At age 19, Kevin Hines attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Seventeen years later, he still Read More

    Due to police intervention in mental health crises and arrests for minor, non-violent offenses associated with mental health disabilities, people with mental illnesses represent a significant portion of inmate populations across the nation. In incarceration, they tend to fare more poorly and spend more time incarcerated than do similarly-charged individuals without mental illnesses. Reform efforts have often failed to address the broader systemic problems that have led to this reality. This SAMHSA-sponsored webinar will focus on the issue through the Read More

    Download the 2018 NAMI Georgia Legislative Priorities

    Ensure Mental Health Parity in Georgia The federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 requires health plan policies and practices covering behavioral health services be no more restrictive than those covering medical/surgical services. However, Georgia currently has no mechanism to measure or enforce the federal Parity Act. SUPPORT the Georgia Parity PEACH Act, which gives the Office of the Insurance Commissioner oversight Read More

    The Interagency Directors Team (IDT), a collaborative of child-serving agencies for improving behavioral health services for children and youth, is asking for our input on the 2017 System of Care State Plan for Georgia. The plan is designed to serve as a road map for strengthening behavioral health services for children over the next three years. NAMI Georgia was identified as a key partner in collecting and providing feedback on this plan. Please join us by participating in this Read More

    Review this advocacy guide to learn strategies for communicating with legislators, brush up on the important issues, and get information useful for visits to the Georgia State Capitol.

    Guide to Presenting Your Message Effectively

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