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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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Mental Health Mondays

NAMI Georgia leaders have been visiting the Georgia Capitol for Mental Health Mondays this session! We have met with many legislators and shared resources on NAMI programs, initiatives and legislative priorities. We are joined most Mondays with our allies, Mental Health America of Georgia and the Center for Victims of Torture.

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#Act4MentalHealth-Advocacy Corner

  Things are busy down under the Gold Dome as we are quickly approaching the end of the General Assembly 2019 Session.  Thursday, March 7 marked “Crossover Day”, the day a bill originating in one chamber must pass to the other to have a chance at becoming law during the remainder of the legislative session. more »

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Georgia launches new app for free mental health counseling

State health officials launched a new mobile app Thursday that offers free and confidential access to people suffering from mental illness, substance abuse and other issues. The My GCAL app, which works on Apple and Android phones, caters to younger Georgians who are more comfortable sending texts than picking up the phone. It’s run by more »

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Advancing Discovery For New, Better Treatments

NAMI is proud to share our new white paper: “Working Together to Advance Discovery and Reignite Hope: Advocacy, Academia, Industry and Government Push for New Mental Health Treatment Options.” This paper describes the important work NAMI and our partners have done to push forward in the difficult and complex field of brain science and developing treatment more »

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Maintaining Healthy Friendships With Mental Illness

Quality friendships have the potential to give us feelings of compassion, belonging and happiness. They can help improve our sense of self-worth and help us cope. When you have a mental illness, you may think that your friendships are bound to be more complicated. You may even deem healthy relationships impossible. But it’s very important to dispel more »

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