Gold – $5,000 Alkermes Pharmaceutical Behavioral Health Link (BHL) Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Greenleaf Hospital Northside Hospital
Silver – $2,500 Alliant Health Solutions Amerigroup Community Care CareSource of Georgia CHRIS 180 Correct Care Solutions Georgia Primary Care iResearch Atlanta MailChimp Northeast Georgia Medical Center Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Skyland Trail Sunovian Synexus Turning Point Care Center
Kick-off Event – $1,500 Atlanta Metropol, Inc. Riverwoods Behavioral Health
Bronze – $1000 Anchor Hospital Beacon Health Options Georgia Benchmark Human Services DeKalb Community Service Board Emory Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Genoa Healthcare Grady Health Systems Lorio Psych Group Talbott Willowbrooke at Tanner
Supporter – $500 Albany Advocacy Resource Center Brown, McDaniel & Ladson Crystal Pharmacy DeKalb County Read More
Oct 10, 2019 By Diane Wagner Marietta Daily Journal https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/news/state/state-panel-to-hear-testimony-about-funding-mental-health-programs/article_4dd4f6a7-9873-5926-9707-7861092eec50.html
State legislators examining the need for mental health services in early childhood have back-to-back meetings scheduled next week.
“There’s a pretty robust program planned,” said Rep. Katie Dempsey, R-Rome, who chairs the House Study Committee on Infant and Toddler Social and Emotional Health.
The five-member panel has convened twice before.Read More
Oct 2, 2019 By Dominique DuBois Marietta Daily Journal https://www.mdjonline.com/news/break-the-silence-candlelight-vigil-on-marietta-square-shines-light/article_54ea188e-e56c-11e9-afc9-47bb92fee336.html
His smile could light up a dark room, friends and family would say. He thrived academically, being inducted into the National Honors Society his junior year and named a University of Georgia National Merit Scholar. A stellar athlete in both football or soccer, his coaches held him in high regard.
In 1995, that all came to an end. Holden Layfield ended his life.
Many wonder how that could happen to someone like Read More
Arlington, VA– The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today announced the release of a free online education course, NAMI Basics OnDemand. The new class format is an adaptation of the in-person NAMI Basics, a free, six-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth aged 22 or younger who are experiencing mental health symptoms. Participants can sign up at basics.nami.org.Read More
NAMI is thrilled by the introduction of H.R. 4194, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act. The bill directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to designate 9-8-8 as the 3-digit dialing code for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. This would make it easier for Americans experiencing a crisis to receive immediate and appropriate mental health support and referral.
A strong crisis response system is an essential part of every community’s strategy for mental health Read More
Forbes Magazine on Friday listed NAMI among their top 5 mental health charities. See the full article: “World Mental Health Day: 5 Effective Mental Health Charities You Can Support“.
Are you interested in helping youth in mental health crisis? Would you like to teach others how to de-escalate encounters with individuals who may be in crisis?
If so, join NAMI Georgia for the next CIT-Youth-in-Crisis Train-the-Trainer session. CIT-Y Trainers are certified to instruct law enforcement professionals to lead CIT Youth-in-Crisis Classes. This training offers POST credit and teaches response techniques appropriate for youth. Register for the Session
CIT-Y Train-the-Trainer Nov 12-14, 2019 NAMI Georgia 4120 Presidential Read More
Blogger/Speaker/Author Ashley Smith will present a 4-week writing workshop beginning October 20, 2019. The workshop is free for NAMI members, and $50 for others who wish to attend. Register online.
Starts October 20, 2019 4pm-6pm Waller’s Coffee Shop 240 Dekalb Industrial Way Decatur, GA 30033Read More
September 9, 2019 Georgia State University https://news.gsu.edu/2019/09/09/georgia-state-faculty-to-investigate-neural-markers-of-mental-illness/
ATLANTA—Psychology researchers at Georgia State University are using large-scale imaging analysis to study how symptoms associated with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression relate to changes in the brain. The researchers say they hope to yield new diagnostic classifications, uncover potential new treatment targets in the brain and identify which patients may benefit from those treatments.Read More