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February 16, 2018

Atlanta, Georgia (February 16, 2018) – NAMI Georgia’s heart goes out to the families of Stoneman Douglas High School, and the Parkland Communities. We are saddened by the tragic loss of life that could have been avoided. NAMI Georgia feels it is important to examine all factors that may have contributed to this tragedy before more »

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Upcoming Classes – Register Now

December 5, 2017

NAMI Georgia and affiliates are hosting a variety of upcoming classes. See below for information on upcoming NAMI Basics, Peer to Peer, Family to Family, Ending the Silence, Homefront, NAMI Smarts, Introduction to Behavioral Health and Addictive Diseases, and Georgia Youth In Crisis programs. Introduction to Behavioral Health and Addictive Diseases Introduction to Behavioral Health and more »

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Membership Deadline for Election

March 2, 2018

The join date for voting rights in the election of 2018 NAMI Georgia Board Directors and NAMI Georgia bylaws changes has past. The reduced rate for convention admission continues to be available to new and renewing members. Join or Renew Now .

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Mar 16 – Film Screening: The Ripple Effect

February 12, 2018

Across the globe, nearly 1 million people die annually by suicide. In the United States alone there are one million suicide attempts in a given year and over 40,000 deaths by suicide, with our military being hit particularly hard. Research has shown that for every one death by suicide, over 115 people are directly affected more »

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Webinar: Criminal Justice, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and People with Mental Illnesses.

Due to police intervention in mental health crises and arrests for minor, non-violent offenses associated with mental health disabilities, people with mental illnesses represent a significant portion of inmate populations across the nation. In incarceration, they tend to fare more poorly and spend more time incarcerated than do similarly-charged individuals without mental illnesses. Reform efforts more »

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2018 NAMI Georgia Legislative Priorities

January 21, 2018

Download the 2018 NAMI Georgia Legislative Priorities Ensure Mental Health Parity in Georgia The federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 requires health plan policies and practices covering behavioral health services be no more restrictive than those covering medical/surgical services. However, Georgia currently has no mechanism to measure or enforce the federal more »

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2017 Georgia SOC Plan for Improving Child and Youth Behavioral Health Services

January 17, 2018

The Interagency Directors Team (IDT), a collaborative of child-serving agencies for improving behavioral health services for children and youth, has developed the 2017 System of Care State Plan for Georgia. The plan is designed to serve as a road map for strengthening behavioral health services for children over the next three years. NAMI Georgia was identified as a more »

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Important! Guide for Advocating Successfully

Review this advocacy guide to learn strategies for communicating with legislators, brush up on the important issues, and get information useful for visits to the Georgia State Capitol. Guide to Presenting Your Message Effectively

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NAMI: Bills, Risks and Opportunities Summary and Background on the 2018 Legislative Session

January 3, 2018

As NAMI defines its priorities in seeking policies, funding, laws and regulations that benefit Georgia’s mental health community going in to 2018, it is important to understand the policy/legislative environment. Andy Lord, from Georgia Capitol Solutions, Inc, a congressional lobbyist working with NAMI Georgia, has prepared a summary of the current mental health related legislative more »

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21st Century Cures Act Report Recommends Changes to Mental Health Care Infrastructure

December 20, 2017

The federal Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) released its first report to Congress detailing major barriers to treatment for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI). The ISMICC, created by the 21st Century Cures Act, recommended ways to improve government-wide coordination to address unmet needs of people with serious mental illness. Their recommendations highlighted expanding more »

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