NAMI Georgia and affiliates will use your donations in the coming year to provide free education and support programs, advocate for mental health services, and work to improve the lives of individuals and families and communities affected by mental illness.
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Major Sponsor – $7,500 Turning Point Care Center
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
Kick-off Event – $1,500 Atlanta Metropol, Inc. Riverwoods Behavioral Health
Bronze – $1000 Anchor Hospital Beacon Health Options Georgia BenMar Benchmark Human Services Colquitt Regional Medical Center Volunteer Services DeKalb Community Service Board Emory Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Episcopal Church of St. John and Read More
Oct 16, 2019 By Eric Stirgus The Atlanta Journal-Constitution https://www.ajc.com/news/local-education/georgia-leaders-create-task-force-address-student-mental-health/hlafipzmSeHH8rQqjmPjmK/
ATHENS — With statistics showing 1 in 4 college students nationwide have a diagnosable mental illness and news accounts of students committing suicide, University System of Georgia leaders recognized they had a problem.
On Wednesday, the system announced it has created a 14-member task force to find more support and services for students struggling with anxiety, stress and mental illness.
The task force of college administrators, mental health professionals, faculty and students Read More
ATLANTA — Seeing death almost everyday takes a toll on even the toughest of people. Because of that, police, military, fire fighters, and first responders have the highest statistics for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and suicide in the nation.
This troubling fact has many in the industry trying to come up with ways to help curb this.
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Nov. 04, 2019 By Izzy Gonçalves NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2019/How-Families-Can-Work-Together
Over 15 years, my spouse and I struggled with her severe bipolar I disorder. We went through weeks-long psychiatric hospitalizations, disrupted relationships and stalled personal and professional goals. Eventually, I took grudging ownership of her treatment. We resented each other, and we didn’t work together.
I now know that the most effective treatment requires the person with the mental illness, their doctors and their supporters to work together. Frankly, through much of my spouse’s Read More
Today, the federal government announced the approval of the first-of-its-kind Medicaid demonstration project that aims to broaden treatment services available to Medicaid beneficiaries with serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance in the District of Columbia.Read More
A research paper by Zaim Zibran, a senior at Walton High School, looks into the causes and effects of gender-related delayed or missed diagnosis of schizophrenia in women.Zaim Zibran_The Misdiagnosis of Schizophrenia_A Closer Look at the Gender Disparity in Diagnosis rev2
Zaim Zibran is a senior at Walton High School in Marietta, GA, with recent experience working as a research intern at the 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