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Seeking NAMI Georgia Awards Nominations

March 8, 2019

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS:   9:00 AM MONDAY, APRIL 8th NAMI Georgia seeks to recognize the individuals, affiliates, volunteers, partners, legislators, and organizations who have worked tirelessly to support NAMI Georgia’s mission of promoting recovery and optimizing the quality of life for Georgians with mental illness and their families through support, education, and advocacy, and research. The recipients of more »

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Request for Proposals!

March 7, 2019

NAMI Georgia is seeking qualified entities to submit proposals to conduct instructor led mental health awareness training in schools throughout the state of Georgia. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS BACKGROUND NAMI Georgia will provide oversight, including scheduling and subcontracting, for state funded mental health training in the 2,200 Georgia schools through the 16 Georgia RESAs (Regional Education more »

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Save the Date! Annual Meeting, Leadership & Recovery Symposium

March 1, 2019

NAMI Georgia is excited to announce we are hosting our 2019 Leadership & Recovery Symposium on Saturday, May 18, 2019 in Macon, Georgia at River Edge Behavioral Health. Join us for a day of learning and networking. The Annual Meeting for NAMI Georgia members will convene after the symposium, at 3:45pm. Symposium Programming Tracks Recovery more »

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Georgia Senate Panel OKs Behavioral Health Commission

April 8, 2019

March 14, 2019 Andy Miller Georgia Health News A Senate committee voted Wednesday in favor of a bill to create a state commission to analyze Georgia’s behavioral health services and recommend improvements. The commission would be authorized to take ‘’a very deep dive’’ into the state’s mental health system, said Rep. Kevin Tanner, R-Dawsonville, more »

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State asking feds to end oversight of mental health services

Apr 2, 2019 By Andy Miller Georgia Health News Early this year, in the waning days of his tenure as Georgia governor, Nathan Deal wrote the U.S. Department of Justice a four-page letter asking for an end to federal oversight of the state’s mental health and developmental disabilities system. The oversight role stems from more »

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Four Lessons From Four Years Of Therapy

Apr. 01, 2019 By Laurie Katz I’ve now been in therapy for four years. I talk about four years a lot. It’s an important number in my life. After I was raped in 2011, I suffered in silence for just under four years. It happened at college in Chicago by a fellow student on more »

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NAMI Joins 16 Patient Groups To Protect Access To Health Care

4/2/19 NAMI Arlington, VA — NAMI and 16 national organizations representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions filed an amicus curiae (“friend-of-the-court”) brief on April 1 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case Texas v. United States. This is the appeal of a District Court’s ruling to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA). If the more »

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2019 Annual Meeting, Leadership & Recovery Symposium Schedule

April 1, 2019

Download the Schedule TIME TRACK SPEAKER(S) TITLE 8:30AM – 9:00AM REGISTRATION  & BREAKFAST *Tours to NAMI Central Georgia will run starting at 9:30AM* 9:00AM – 9:30AM Kim Jones, Shannon Terrell Gordon (River Edge) Welcome 9:30AM- 10:45AM Leadership Susan Gaffney (NAMI) NAMI: Local, State, National featuring Susan Gaffney, NAMI Director of Governance & Membership 9:30AM- 10:45AM more »

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CIT-Youth Trainers: February Graduates

Our February CIT-Youth Train the Trainer was held in the Health and Human Services Building in Columbus, GA, and included 25 participants from a variety of agencies/organizations (list below). Our attendees included a mix of mental health professionals, NAMI representatives, nonprofit leaders, and law enforcement officers. Trainers for Days 1 and 2 were Dr. Jeanine more »

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New NAMI Georgia Staff Members!

NAMI Georgia warmly welcomes our two new staff members: Elizabeth Fullerton, Associate Director of Policy and Awareness A native of Albany, Georgia, our new Associate Director of Policy and Awareness Elizabeth Fullerton, MPH, comes to NAMI Georgia with almost two decades of experience in public health, governmental affairs, communications and community development.  An experienced team more »

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NAMI Affiliate Highlight-NAMI Central Georgia

NAMI Central Georgia By Paula Karsti, Executive Director NAMI Central Georgia, located in Warner Robins, is the only NAMI affiliate in Georgia that owns and operates a residential group home, dedicated to serving individuals and families affected by mental illness.  NAMI Central Georgia has been serving the community for over 32 years and continues to make unique more »

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