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Support NAMI Georgia with AmazonSmile or Kroger Community Rewards

July 19, 2019

Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com. Search for “NAMI Georgia” in the search box. A list of organizations will appear, select more »

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Representative Kevin Tanner’s Press Release Features NAMI Georgia

NAMI Georgia is proud to be featured in Representative Kevin Tanner’s Press Release regarding his Legislative A-Team award.  Representative Tanner has taken great strides towards improving Georgia’s mental health support system and has been a critical part in establishing the Georgia Behavioral Health Reform and Innovation Commission.  Read the press release here.

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NAMI Executive Director Kim Jones Receives the 2019 Journey Award

NAMI Georgia’s own Kim Jones has been selected to receive the 2019 Journey Award, recognizing her inspiring journey, dedication to helping others, and outstanding leadership in expanding NAMI Georgia’s advocacy, support, and educational initiatives on behalf of community mental health and individuals and families affected by mental illness. The JOURNEY AWARDS pay homage to remarkable more »

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Learn How This Decatur Coffeehouse Aspires to Help Those Battling Mental Illness

July 16, 2019

July 5, 2019, 12:17pm EDT By Laura Scholz Eater Atlanta https://atlanta.eater.com/2019/7/5/20677608/wallers-coffee-shop-decatur-jason-waller-combating-mental-illness Located around the corner from Dekalb Farmers Market in Decatur, Waller’s Coffee Shop aspires to be more than just the neighborhood coffee shop. Owned by Jason Waller, a musician on a “mission to break the stigma” surrounding mental illness, this unique spot is part coffeehouse and music venue and more »

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Georgia researcher receives grant to develop models to better predict mental health disorders

June 18, 2019 Reviewed by James Ives, M. Psych. (Editor) News Medical https://www.news-medical.net/news/20190618/Georgia-researcher-gets-grant-to-develop-models-to-better-predict-mental-health-disorders.aspx Vince Calhoun, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at Georgia State University and director of the Center for Translational Research in Neuroimaging and Data Science (TReNDS), has received nearly $4 million from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Mental Health to more »

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Responding To Bipolar Psychotic Symptoms

By Amy Willer | Jun. 24, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/June-2019/Responding-to-Bipolar-Psychotic-Symptoms A first experience with psychosis can be terrifying, exhilarating, disorienting or feel just plain ordinary. Sometimes it can seem ordinary because it was your reality for a while. Your senses and brain colluded to fabricate something that wasn’t actually there. It certainly felt real, though. For example, during my first psychotic more »

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NAMI Joins Seven Leading Organizations To Launch Mental Health For US Coalition

6/10/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Joins-Seven-Leading-Organizations-to-Launch-Mental-Health-for-US-Coalition NAMI, along with other prominent mental health and addiction organizations, launched Mental Health for US: a nonpartisan educational coalition aimed at elevating mental health issues on the 2020 campaign trail. The coalition is dedicated to uniting Americans to call for bipartisan support and systematic change through grassroots activation.

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Affiliates-Host a Civic Dinner in Your Community!

July 8, 2019

Affiliates!  Please join NAMI Georgia for our Civic Dinners outreach to legislators! Legislators throughout Georgia have expressed interest in participating, so we need all affiliates to host dinners for their area. Our goal is to have 50 dinners across the state within the next year. NAMI Georgia will act as the liaison to legislators. She will more »

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July 11, 6pm: The Miseducation of Mental Health Panel Discussion

Please join NAMI Augusta as they host a panel of mental health professionals and people affected by mental health conditions for a discussion on the topic of mental health awareness in the African-American community. Dinner will be provided. Event is free and open to the public. July 11, 2019 at 6pm Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church more »

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National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July 7, 2019

Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity. Anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness regardless of their background. However, background and identity can make access to mental health treatment much more difficult. National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 2008 to start changing this. Each year millions of more »

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