Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity. Anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness regardless of their background. However, background and identity can make access to mental health treatment much more difficult. National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 2008 to start changing this.
Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition.
Americans in minority communities often face more barriers to recovery due to lack of access Read More
Get excited; the NAMIWalks 2019 season has begun! Register to walk or donate by clicking on the below links.EVENT DATE DISTANCE LOCATION REGISTER OR DONATE NAMIWalks Georgia Saturday, October 5, 2019 5k Clark Atlanta University Panther Stadium Atlanta, GA https://www.namiwalks.org/georgia NAMIWalks Southwest Georgia Saturday, October 19, 2019 5k Colquitt County Courthouse Moultrie, GA https://www.namiwalks.org/southwestgeorgia NAMIWalks North Georgia Saturday, November 9, 2019 5k Downtown Gainesville Square Gainesville, GA https://www.namiwalks.org/northgeorgia
Georgia NAMIWalks Contact Tradae’ Moore Walk Manager firstname.lastname@example.org 770-234-0855 ext 106Read More
Search for “NAMI Georgia” in the search box. A list of organizations will appear, select NAMI Georgia. Start shopping! Your shopping experience will be the same as before- there’s no cost associated with Read More
NAMI Georgia’s own Kim Jones has been selected to receive the 2019 Journey Award, recognizing her inspiring journey, dedication to helping others, and outstanding leadership in expanding NAMI Georgia’s advocacy, support, and educational initiatives on behalf of community mental health and individuals and families affected by mental illness. The JOURNEY AWARDS pay homage to remarkable leaders in the areas of philanthropy, media, real estate, music, film, dance, culture, social influence, technology, sports, business, fashion, politics, and music. The black Read More
July 5, 2019, 12:17pm EDT By Laura Scholz Eater Atlanta https://atlanta.eater.com/2019/7/5/20677608/wallers-coffee-shop-decatur-jason-waller-combating-mental-illness
around the corner from Dekalb Farmers Market in Decatur, Waller’s Coffee Shop aspires to be more than just the neighborhood coffee shop. Owned by Jason Waller, a musician on a “mission to break the stigma” surrounding mental illness, this unique spot is part coffeehouse and music venue and part community center, serving as much compassion as it does java.
Two years ago, then 38 Read More
June 18, 2019 Reviewed by James Ives, M. Psych. (Editor) News Medical https://www.news-medical.net/news/20190618/Georgia-researcher-gets-grant-to-develop-models-to-better-predict-mental-health-disorders.aspx
Vince Calhoun, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at Georgia State University and director of the Center for Translational Research in Neuroimaging and Data Science (TReNDS), has received nearly $4 million from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Mental Health to develop new models that use brain imaging and genomic data to better predict mental health disorders.
Most mood and psychosis disorders, such as schizophrenia, depression and Read More
By Amy Willer | Jun. 24, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/June-2019/Responding-to-Bipolar-Psychotic-Symptoms
A first experience with psychosis can be terrifying, exhilarating, disorienting or feel just plain ordinary. Sometimes it can seem ordinary because it was your reality for a while. Your senses and brain colluded to fabricate something that wasn’t actually there. It certainly felt real, though.
For example, during my first psychotic break, it felt as though my cognitive abilities had reduced to that of a toddler. I couldn’t understand what people said to me, and I Read More
NAMI, along with other prominent mental health and addiction organizations, launched Mental Health for US: a nonpartisan educational coalition aimed at elevating mental health issues on the 2020 campaign trail. The coalition is dedicated to uniting Americans to call for bipartisan support and systematic change through grassroots activation.Read More
Our goal is to have 50 dinners across the state within the next year. NAMI Georgia will act as the liaison to legislators. She will also assist you in the creation of a “Dinner Page” on the Civic Dinner website. That will help you easily manage and invite all of your Read More
July 11, 2019 at 6pm Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church Contact: Hillary Gaines email@example.com 762-215-4890