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July 13, 2017

Please join us on Friday, August 18 from 11:30am – 1:00pm for our NAMIWalks Georgia Kick-off Event. To RSVP, please contact Rachel Barber at or 770-234-0856

This is a free, fun event for all supporters to come together and officially “kick-off” this year’s NAMIWalks Georgia! Enjoy lunch, visit with other Read More

    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’s six-month fight to defend mental health and substance use coverage is over and, together, we stand victorious.   In the early hours of Friday morning, the Senate’s “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act came to an extraordinary end. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) joined Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)—and their Democratic colleagues—to reject the Senate bill by a vote of 51-49.

    Just seven months ago, NAMI celebrated the signing of the 21st Century Cures Act into law. Today, we Read More

    Congratulations to the second Youth in Crisis graduating class from Atlanta Public Schools Police Department! The Youth in Crisis program primarily trains school resource officers and local law enforcement. It is also offered to educators, counselors, other school personnel, professionals and community agencies serving children and youth on issues that commonly lead to crisis in these populations. Class participants receive basic information on the most common SED diagnosis of children and youth, contemporary issues that can lead to crisis, (i.e., Read More

    See the video below!

    To register or donate to NAMIWalks Georgia, visit

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    July 12th 2017 – NAMI DeKalb held their fourth Mental Health and Faith Seminar
    at St John Apostolic Holiness Church in Tucker in honor of Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Pastor Wanda Cail brought together a diverse group of 25 African American pastors to discuss mental health issues and how to create welcoming and affirming congregations. Information about mental health was presented along with moving personal testimonies given by Alisa Porter, NAMI DeKalb Program Director and person with Read More
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