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Minority Mental Health: Bridging the Gap

July 3, 2020

Minorities have less access to mental health services than Caucasians, are less likely to receive needed care, and are more likely to receive inferior quality of care when they are treated. Inequities in mental health care delivery and access experienced by minority populations in the United States must be acknowledged and resolved. Reasons for the more »

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Virtual Support Group Meetings

June 11, 2020

While in-person NAMI support group meetings are cancelled, groups are meeting virtually by remote connection. NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups offer respect, understanding, encouragement and hope for those living in recovery. NAMI Family Support Groups are for families, caregivers and loved ones of those who live with mental health challenges. NAMI Georgia Support Groups NAMI more »

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A Message from NAMI on Recent Racist Incidents

June 4, 2020

At NAMI, we know that many people in our communities have been treated poorly and unfairly by the justice system. Last year, the NAMI HelpLine received thousands of calls from people requesting legal resources. We also know that people of color—much like people with mental health conditions—are over-represented in the criminal justice system and often more »

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Call the NAMI Georgia Resource HelpLine

April 2, 2020

NAMI Georgia offers a non-crisis HelpLine that can provide information about resources for persons with mental illnesses and their family members in Georgia. We can provide information on NAMI programs, community services, education, support groups, and peer support. Our operators are not trained to provide counseling, nor emergency services for those in crisis. We are not a suicide hotline. If you are more »

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Thursday Educational Webinars

March 27, 2020

NAMI Georgia and our community partners are offering weekly educational webinars on Thursdays from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada). Webinars are free of charge and all are welcome. Join Meetings on Zoom Media and Toolkits for the Webinars

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July 13-14, 2020: Virtual NAMICon 2020 – Together Toward Tomorrow

October 21, 2019

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is excited to invite you to attend NAMICon 2020, our FREE virtual convention, taking place July 13-14. Our National Convention will provide essential resources and expert forums on early intervention, the latest mental health research, criminal justice reform and “Youth Voices,” a special youth-focused programing track developed in partnership more »

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Free Ending The Silence for Families Presentations

June 25, 2020

Join NAMI Georgia for an Ending the Silence for Families presentation on June 26 or June 30, 2020. Ending the Silence for Families is a presentation about mental illness for adults with middle or high school aged youth. The presentation is free and covers the warning signs of mental illness, facts and statistics, how to more »

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You Can Make a Difference – Protect Mental Health in the State Budget!

June 18, 2020

Funding for Georgia mental health services is facing dramatic cuts in the 2021 state budget. Current levels are unacceptably low, and further reduction will mean hardship for thousands of Georgians affected by mental illness and their families. Your voice can make a difference in advocating against these cuts. NAMI Georgia asks that you consider calling BOTH THE more »

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NAMIWalks Georgia 5k 2020

June 17, 2020

Saturday, October 3, 2020 Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta Walker Check-in Starts at 8 a.m. 5K walk starts at 9:30 a.m.  This show will go on – Rain, Shine, or Virtually, so take some time to register today at! Goal: $250,000 Raised: $15,716.77 Registrants: 83 We’ve done it before, and we can do it again. Register more »

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We Deserve a Say in the Quality of Our Mental Health Care

June 9, 2020

“The effect of racism and racial trauma on mental health is real and cannot be ignored. The disparity in access to mental health care in communities of color cannot be ignored. The inequality and lack of cultural competency in mental health treatment cannot be ignored.”   This is an excerpt from a statement by NAMI’s CEO Daniel more »

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