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In The News: NAMI Georgia

April 20, 2018

NAMI Georgia and its 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.

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    NAMI Georgia  was present to advocate for access to psychiatric medications at the Drug Utilization Review Board (DURB) on Nov 6.  The Georgia DURB reviews and recommends the medications that will be available to those served through Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids.  A NAMI presence at the meetings of the DURB is vital to ensure access to effective medications based on outcomes of care, not just on co

    The board, appointed by the DCH Commissioner, is composed of physicians, pharmacists, Read More

    Congratulations to our newly trained NAMI Ending the Silence Presenters:

    Alan C. Huth, NAMI Golden Isles Dr. Kaklieshia Izzard, Educator Joan B. Johnston, NAMI Northside Atlanta Nelva Kay Smith, Educator DeAisha M. Williams, Young Adult/Educator



    We also congratulate our newly trained NAMI Homefront Teachers. Thank you to our state trainers: Carol LaBranche and Paul Wiser!


    Sheila Rashad Marissa Taylor, NAMI Central Georgia Diane Webb, NAMI Central Georgia Billy Ray Webb, NAMI Gwinnett Helen Wallace Sandra B. Williams, NAMI Gwinnett Thomas L. Williams, NAMI Gwinnett Read More

    City of South Fulton hosted a NAMI Georgia “Intro to Behavioral Health & Addictive Diseases” Class for Code Enforcement Officers, Police Officers, and Firefighters.

    Reinette Arnold, LCSW, Behavioral Health Link, presented information on recognizing signs and symptoms for individuals with behavioral health disorders and addictive diseases, and community resources. Kenya Phillips, NAMI Georgia presented NAMI In Our Our Voice and living in recovery. Class facilitator and instructor (not pictured), Retired Sgt. John Avery, NAMI Cobb

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    NAMI members and friends joined together to make Georgia NAMIWalks a success.

    You can continue to donate towards all three Walks through December 6!


    NAMIWalks Georgia ( Atlanta) $223,884 Raised of $225,000 – 131 Walk Teams

    NAMIWalks Southwest Georgia (Moultrie) $64,618 Raised of $55,000.00 – 26 Walk Teams

    NAMIWalks North Georgia  (Gainesville) $24,033 Raised of $25,000 – 19 Walk Teams


    Sandy Stogner, $11,300 Susie & Vernon Kyle, $10,920 Neill Blake, $8,475 Bill McClung, $6,701 Beth Sanders, $5634 Dennis Vincent, $3,586 Nancy Pendergast, $3,435 Debra Howard, $3,085 Dianne Hiltman, $2,625 Suzy Quenzer, $2,550 Jeri Hughes, $2,230 Jere Brands, $2,025 Edith Guyton, $2,185 Kim Jones, $2,092 Vicki Masi, $1,845 Robert Gray, $1,717 Diana Doyal, $1,600 Jennifer Horvath, $1,600 Eric Roberts, Read More

    Community Conversations on Mental Health: Focus on Veterans, Fourth in a Series. Sponsored by Commissioner Dr. Doreen Williams, Post 2 Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 5pm-8:30pm Rockdale Career Academy 1062 Culpepper Dr SW, Conyers, GA 30094 Register for this event

    Dinner (free) and Vendor visits 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm Program Starts at 7:00 pm -Accessing Veteran Benefits -Special needs of women veterans -Personal Stories -Behavioral Health Services -Federal Legislation regarding Veterans

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    We are so proud of these mental health advocates! They completed the NAMI Smarts for Advocacy teacher training this month.

     Michele Bagby, NAMI Central Georgia Sonja Felton, NAMI Gwinnett Varndura Butler, NAMI DeKalb Sashe Omogiate, NAMI Atlanta/Auburn Anthony Abram, NAMI DeKalb Zakkiyah Johnson, NAMI DeKalb Marissa Taylor, NAMI Central Georgia Tywanna Bailey, NAMI DeKalb Monique Carter, NAMI DeKalb Shauna Standridge, NAMI Hall

    Thank you to our state trainers Jim Moore, NAMI Rome and Tommie Thompson, NAMI Northside Atlanta for teaching the training!

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