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
Feb 26 – Webinar: Criminal Justice, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and People with Mental Illnesses.
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
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