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Thank You to Our 2019 NAMIWalks Georgia Sponsors!

September 9, 2019

      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 more »

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Nov 12-14: Become a CIT-Youth-in-Crisis (CIT-Y) Instructor Trainer

Are you interested in helping youth in mental health crisis? Would you like to teach others how to de-escalate encounters with individuals who may be in crisis? If so, join NAMI Georgia for the next CIT-Youth-in-Crisis Train-the-Trainer session. CIT-Y Trainers are certified to instruct law enforcement professionals to lead CIT Youth-in-Crisis Classes. This training offers more »

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Beginning Oct 20: 4-Week Creative Minds Writing Workshop

October 7, 2019

Blogger/Speaker/Author Ashley Smith will present a 4-week writing workshop beginning October 20, 2019. The workshop is free for NAMI members, and $50 for others who wish to attend. Register online. Starts October 20, 2019 4pm-6pm Waller’s Coffee Shop 240 Dekalb Industrial Way Decatur, GA  30033 With over 10 years of experience, Ashley Smith focuses on more »

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Georgia State Faculty To Investigate Neural Markers Of Mental Illness

September 18, 2019

September 9, 2019 Georgia State University https://news.gsu.edu/2019/09/09/georgia-state-faculty-to-investigate-neural-markers-of-mental-illness/ ATLANTA—Psychology researchers at Georgia State University are using large-scale imaging analysis to study how symptoms associated with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression relate to changes in the brain. The researchers say they hope to yield new diagnostic classifications, uncover potential new treatment targets in the brain and more »

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7 Atlanta-Based Startups and Apps that Assist with Mental Health

September 9, 2019 By Madison Hogan Atlanta Inno https://www.americaninno.com/atlanta/roundups/7-atlanta-based-startups-and-apps-that-assist-with-mental-health/ With the Advanced Technology Development Center’s new health vertical for startups in the state’s incubator and the launch of the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub last year, HealthTech is thriving now more than ever in Atlanta. But as we become a more health-centered nation and #selfcare aware, conversations about more »

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NAMI Statement On Release Of U.S. Presidential Candidate Positions On Mental Health And Addiction

8/27/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Statement-on-Release-of-U-S-Presidential-Candidate-Positions-on-Mental-Health-and-Addiction Arlington, VA— The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a proud member of Mental Health For US, a nonpartisan, educational coalition elevating mental health and addiction in policy conversations around the country. Today, the coalition released candidate responses to their survey which asked 11 questions addressing mental health, drug overdose, criminal justice reform, equal more »

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What It Feels Like To Be In Psychosis

By Andrea Paquette | Aug. 14, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2019/What-it-Feels-Like-to-be-in-Psychosis I was diagnosed with bipolar I disorder with psychotic features when I was 25 years old. My mental health journey unraveled my life to the point where I nearly died. An entire year, spanning most of 2005, drove me entirely out of reality. It remains extremely difficult to explain how something more »

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