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LEAP – Assisting Someone to Accept Help

December 13, 2016

“Look before you leap.” LEAP is a communication process developed by Dr. Xavier Amador, a psychologist at Columbia University, New York to help families and mental health providers talk with someone living with mental illness about accepting their illness and getting help. It can also help when talking about other sensitive topics and with day-to-day communication. Although more »

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Georgia Southern University Students Attend NAMI Statesboro Meetings

February 15, 2017

Students from the Georgia Southern University Psychology and Nursing departments are attending NAMI Statesboro meetings this semester . In a recent meeting, Kelli Dickerson, CPS, (photo: front row, right) shared her story of recovery, and students learned about the benefits of CIT training and the value of asking for a CIT trained officer. The students were happy to more »

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Mar 9, 2017 – Dekalb Drama Therapy Begins

A 6-week Drama Therapy class will begin in Dekalb on March 9th. Beginning Thursday March 9th for 6 weeks 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Location First Baptist Church Decatur 308 Clairemont Ave Decatur, GA 30030 Download Event Flyer No acting experience or talent required Cost: Free: 6 week commitment, no drop-ins. (members get priority) Registration is more »

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Weekly Update from the NAMI Georgia Affiliate Director

From Robert Gray, NAMI Georgia Affiliate Director Volunteer Opportunities Please contact our Office Coordinator, at office-nami@namiga.org. NAMI Georgia Office: Volunteers are needed to put together class materials. It is a fulfilling task that allows us to provide the free notebooks and handouts for NAMI classes. Volunteers are needed at the following events: the HOSA State Conference – more »

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NAMI Georgia Works with re:imagine/ATL Students

On Feb 10th, Turner Broadcasting hosted the re:imagine/ATL kick off at Turner’s Techwood Campus. Through the 10-week STE(A)M program, high school students from three DeKalb County Schools will pair with non-profit clients to become problem solvers and media production crews, addressing social issues in the community. NAMI Georgia will be working with Miller Grove High School to help tackle stigma around more »

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Mar 2, 2017 – Georgia Suicide Prevention Day at the Capitol

Suicide Prevention Day at the Capitol will be hosted by SPAN-GA . DBHDD Commissioner Judy Fitzgerald will be present at the event. Mar 2, 2017, 9am-2:30pm Georgia State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 . Come “Hike the Hill” with other survivors, professionals, friends and family! This is an opportunity to speak directly with our state representatives and let them know why suicide prevention more »

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February 23, 2017 – CIT Officer Trudy Boyce Launching 2nd Book

Retired CIT Officer Trudy Boyce is releasing her second novel, “Old Bones.” All are invited to the book launching on Thursday, February 23rd, at the Georgia Center for the Book, located in the City of Decatur Library at 7:15pm. “Old Bones” was inspired, in part, by the events of Ferguson, other fatal use of force incidents, and the subsequent more »

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NAMI Savannah Holds CIT-Youth Stakeholders Meeting

February 8, 2017

A very successful and productive CIT youth stakeholders meeting was hosted by NAMI Savannah last week. Key stakeholder groups involved with youth mental health and judicial services were represented. Special recognition goes to Alloceia Hall, BHL and President of NAMI Savannah; Jovanna Daniels of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities; and Champion Judge Lisa Colbert more »

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