The NAMI National Convention is one of the largest community gatherings of mental health advocates in the United States. Each year, our convention connects and inspires people looking for resources, research, support services and recovery strategies. Join us as we embrace our theme — Together Toward Tomorrow — and celebrate NAMI’s 40 years of support, education and advocacy.
The NAMI 2020 National Convention will feature:Top-notch researchers and clinicians providing information and tools to advance and sustain recovery from mental Read More
Donate now to our HelpLine Campaign to help us reach our fundraising goal to qualify for a matching grant in support of our HelpLine program. The NAMI Georgia HelpLine offers free non-crisis assistance and information on resources for individuals and families affected by mental illness in Georgia. Every $1 donated will become $1.50. Donors may choose to split their donation between the HelpLine and their local affiliate.
Jan 11, 2020 10:04 p.m. By Nick Watson Gainesville Times https://www.gainesvilletimes.com/news/health-care/these-numbers-show-demand-far-outweighs-supply-those-needing-mental-health-help/
“Adults living with serious mental illness die on average 25 years earlier than others.”
That stunning statement comes from the Community Health Needs Assessment of Northeast Georgia, a study of the health needs of the communities served by different hospital facilities and the health department.
Among the findings: The area’s top three health needs in the service area — which includes ZIP codes in Gainesville, Clermont, Gillsville, Lula and Murrayville — were mental Read More
February 4, 2020 By Beth Galvin FOX 5 Atlanta https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/georgia-nonprofit-offers-home-help-to-teens-coping-with-mental-illness
Brittney Walters, clinical director of the CHRIS 180 Counseling Center, says Holloman is a standout in their program.
“This kid is a genius: coding, IT, computers, technology,” Walters says.
But Holloman’s road to the private nonprofit behavioral health and counseling center in DeKalb County has been a long and winding one.
It began at 19, his freshman year in college, with strange voices.
“I would hear voices,” Holloman says. “I would hear voices that would give me Read More
Jan. 21, 2020 By Becky Brasfield NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/January-2020/How-to-Move-Forward-After-Going-Through-a-Crisis
After a crisis, recovery can be challenging. Our lives are left in turmoil caused by the stressful situation we just managed to overcome. With the worst behind us, we have to pick up the pieces. But unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for how to take steps toward the future. So how do we move forward?Read More
Jan. 17, 2020 By Odelya Gertel Kraybill, Ph.D., LCPC NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/January-2020/5-Reminders-for-Survivors-of-Trauma
In 1991, when I was 17 and living in Tel Aviv with my family, a loud siren woke me from a peaceful sleep. We knew what it meant. We also knew we had to do. I ran, shaking and crying, with my family to our safe room, where we bolted the door and sealed it for protection.
About three minutes later we felt and then heard huge blasts. Our house shook and Read More
Long-time NAMI Savannah affiliate leader and champion for mental health causes, John Richards, age 82 of Townsend, died Monday, December 30, 2019 near his home. He will be greatly missed by NAMI Georgia and affiliate members.
John was born on October 21, 1937 in Atlanta. He was raised in the Georgia Masonic Children’s Home between the ages of 5 to 17, when he enlisted in the US Army. A decorated war veteran, he served honorably and heroically for 21 years at Read More
ATLANTA — Brian Anderson, an imposing man with a rich baritone voice, dwarfs his office chair at the Georgia Crisis and Access Line. He talks softly about the first time he tried to end his life.
It was a collect call to his father from a pay phone in Hoboken, N.J., that saved him, he said. “I’d made up my mind that my life Read More
During the 2019 legislative session, the Georgia General Assembly passed HB 514, creating a statewide Behavioral Health Reform and Innovation Commission. The 24-member panel includes representatives from the legislature, justice system, law enforcement and treatment providers, among others, and met for the first time last month at the Georgia Regional Hospital in Atlanta.
At this inaugural meeting, commission members heard two presentations that explained Read More