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In The News: NAMI Georgia

January 17, 2018

Learn strategies for communicating with legislators, brush up on the important issues, and get event details in this guide.

View the NAMI Georgia Mental Health Day Guide   (Download the Printable Guide)

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    NAMI Georgia is hosting a “Mental Health Day Prep Training” on January 22nd, 2018, the evening before Mental Health Day at the Capitol. This training will help prepare NAMI members to make the most of this important day of advocacy. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Maria Ramos at manager@namiga.org. Dinner will be provided.

    Prep-Training for Mental Health Day at the Capitol January 22, 2018 6pm-7:30pm NAMI Georgia Headquarters 4120 Presidential Pkwy, Suite 200 Atlanta, GA 30340

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    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.

    NAMI Basics

    NAMI Basics is a free education program for parents and family caregivers of children and teens who are experiencing signs of behavioral or mental health concerns or who have a Read More

    Download the 2018 NAMI Georgia Legislative Priorities

    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

    At this event, hear two experts talk about their experiences with working at the crossroads of mental health and criminal justice. Featured speakers will be Phillip Barbour of the Center for Health and Justice, and Bill Kissel, a certified correctional healthcare professional.

    In addition to the two keynote speakers, a panel of three judges, magistrate, probate, and juvenile, will discuss their role in helping inmates and juveniles get the help they need to prevent incarceration or get into treatment before being released. 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

    As NAMI defines its priorities in seeking policies, funding, laws and regulations that benefit Georgia’s mental health community going in to 2018, it is important to understand the policy/legislative environment. Andy Lord, from Georgia Capitol Solutions, Inc, a congressional lobbyist working with NAMI Georgia, has prepared a summary of the current mental health related legislative considerations and the state of individual actions at present.

    Andy Lord Capitol Solutions, Inc.

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