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NAMI Georgia’s Response to Georgia Tech Shooting  

September 21, 2017

Atlanta, Georgia (September 20, 2017) – NAMI Georgia’s heart goes out to the family of Scout Schultz, to their friends and to the Georgia Tech and the LGBTQ Community.  We are saddened by yet another tragic loss of life of a person affected by mental illness that could have potentially been avoided. NAMI Georgia wants more »

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NAMIWalks Season is Here – Join in the fun and help us help others!

August 25, 2017

Register Or Donate To NAMIWalks Georgia Now! NAMIWalks is a nationwide fundraising and mental health awareness program held in communities across the country. Georgia hosts three annual NAMIWalks events.  Sharing the NAMIWalks fundraising challenge with friends is exciting and meaningful – we welcome you to join in the fun as Georgia walks for mental health! NAMIWalks Georgia Saturday, more »

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Graham-Cassidy Bill, Assault on Medicaid – Take action now

September 21, 2017

It’s way too close.  As early as Wednesday, the Graham-Cassidy bill (also referred to as Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill) is expected to come up for a vote —and the vote will be close. If this bill passes, children and adults with mental illness will get fewer services—and millions will lose their coverage altogether. We need more mental health more »

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Sep 23, 2017 – NAMI Georgia Fall Leadership Training

September 19, 2017

NAMI Georgia Fall Leadership Training Saturday, September 23, 9am-4pm 4120 Presidential Parkway, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30340 NAMI Georgia is thrilled to announce our 2017 Fall Leadership Training.  The event is designed for Affiliate Leaders, Program Leaders, and potential Affiliate Leaders and is intended to support you in developing and growing your affiliate. Note: Event more »

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Oct 3, 2017 – ‘S Word’ Film Screening

September 18, 2017

A suicide attempt survivor is on a mission to find fellow survivors and document their stories of unguarded courage, insight and humor. What she discovers is a national community rising to transform personal struggles into action. From the creative team behind the award-winning Of Two Minds, comes a new film that tackles one of the most more »

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Thu, Sep 21: Join NAMI Cobb for Suicide Prevention Forum and Candlelight Vigil

September 9, 2017

Join NAMI Cobb and Alph Kappa Alpha, Rho Zeta Omega chapter, for a special forum bringing together personal voices and insights on suicide and suicide prevention, followed by a candlelight walk to the square for remembrance and reflection. Suicide Prevention Forum Thursday, September 21, 2017 7pm-9:30pm City of Marietta Council Chambers 205 Lawrence St Marietta, more »

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NAMI Georgia Youth in Crisis Classes Upcoming

August 25, 2017

  Atlanta Public Schools, NAMI Atlanta/Auburn, NAMI Northside Atlanta and Local Behavioral Health Professionals present NAMI Georgia Youth in Crisis classes. NAMI Georgia Youth in Crisis is a training program developed for law enforcement, educators, mental health providers, counselors, faith leaders, and other community members who touch the lives of youth. The training was developed more »

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NAMIWalks Georgia Officially Launched!

August 24, 2017

Spirits were high at the NAMIWalks Georgia Kickoff on Friday! Making Waves for Mental Health was the theme. Decorations of sunny balloons, beach balls and palm trees set the tone for an exciting event, and a delicious lunch was enjoyed by all. Community supporters, partners, and CIT officers were present in great numbers. The prestigious more »

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Share Your Story – Mental Health Day at the Capitol

August 4, 2017

NAMI Georgia is seeking personal stories about your experiences with parity discrimination, to be presented to legislators as part of Mental Health Day at the Capitol. Federal legislation through the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 requires health insurance companies to equalize mental health coverage benefits and other illnesses such as heart more »

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Senate ACA Repeal Fails

NAMI’s six-month fight to defend mental health and substance use coverage is over and, together, we stand victorious.   In the early hours of Friday morning, the Senate’s “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act came to an extraordinary end. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) joined Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)—and their Democratic colleagues—to reject more »

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