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Friday Feb 8, 2019: Mental Health Day at the Capital

November 28, 2018

Save the date! Join NAMI Georgia and other mental health advocates for Mental Health Day at the Capitol on February 8, 2019 – hosted by the Behavioral Health Services Coalition. RSVP for the event. NAMI Georgia will be hosting a training for NAMI members and other mental health advocates the evening before Mental Health Day at more »

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NAMI Georgia Resource/Helpline

NAMI Georgia offers a non-crisis Resource/Helpline that provides information about resources for persons with mental illnesses and their family members. Currently, an unfunded program, our Helpline receives over 1,700 calls and e-mails from Georgians in every county requesting assistance connecting to resources in or close to their community. Through your generous gift, NAMI Georgia can more »

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Introducing Kathleen Varda, MSW, NAMI Georgia Grants Coordinator

We welcome our newest NAMI Georgia Team Member! Kathleen Varda, MSW, Grants Coordinator NAMI Georgia would like to introduce you to Kathleen Varda, MSW who joined our team in September to coordinate our grant making and strategic projects. Kathleen is not new to our organization as she previously worked with our team, authoring a 3- more »

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Thursday, Dec 6, 2018: Emory University Summit on Opioid Addiction

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services describe the increase in opioid dependence as an epidemic. According to the CDC, opioid overdoses kill 115 people every day in the United States. This summit will explain how the opioid problem constitutes an epidemic and how it developed. Participants more »

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Insurance Coverage Enrollment Open Now-Ends December 15th

On Nov. 1, started its annual enrollment period for health insurance. If you don’t have health care coverage or you just need to renew your plan, make time to review your health plan options before open enrollment ends on December 15. Some health plans may deny coverage for pre-existing conditions or don’t cover mental health care, but there is more »

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Housing Provider Tax Credit Passes

Georgians Have Voted To Help Homeless With Mental Illness Andy Miller, Georgia Health News • Nov 19, 2018 Photo Credit Courtesy of Phoenix House and Georgia Health News  “Beyond the debate around Georgia’s election outcome, one result is a clear victory for health care. Three of four Georgians voted to approve a referendum Nov. 6 that will help more »

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Congratulations to our Newest NAMI Basics Teachers!

NAMI Georgia is glad to announce our newly-trained NAMI Basics Teachers: Michele Bagby (NAMI Central Georgia), Mary Antney-Barnes,(NAMI DeKalb), Angela Alexander-Gattison (NAMI Dekalb), Tammy Johnson (NAMI Savannah), Angela, Louise Lyons (NAMI Cobb), Peter Michael Lyons (NAMI Cobb), Marissa Carol Taylor (NAMI Central Georgia). NAMI Basics  is a free education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living more »

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Milestone Reached for Access to Inpatient Care

Last Tuesday, Secretary Azar of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced important regulatory changes that will allow states to receive Medicaid reimbursements for mental health treatment in inpatient settings known as IMDs, or institutions of mental disease. The United States now has fewer state psychiatric treatment beds per capita than any other time in more »

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