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Mental health task force created to help Georgia college students

November 8, 2019

Oct 16, 2019 By Eric Stirgus The Atlanta Journal-Constitution https://www.ajc.com/news/local-education/georgia-leaders-create-task-force-address-student-mental-health/hlafipzmSeHH8rQqjmPjmK/ ATHENS — With statistics showing 1 in 4 college students nationwide have a diagnosable mental illness and news accounts of students committing suicide, University System of Georgia leaders recognized they had a problem. On Wednesday, the system announced it has created a 14-member task force more »

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Resources for emergency responders dealing with PTSD

Published: 6:24 PM EST November 6, 2019 Updated: 6:34 PM EST November 6, 2019 By Lindsey Basye, Faith Abubey 11 Alive https://www.11alive.com/article/news/investigations/the-reveal/ptsd-resources-for-first-responders/85-33d2e855-e941-4e41-966b-201e25a7d8aa ATLANTA — Seeing death almost everyday takes a toll on even the toughest of people. Because of that, police, military, fire fighters, and first responders have the highest statistics for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) more »

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How Families Can Work Together

Nov. 04, 2019 By Izzy Gonçalves NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2019/How-Families-Can-Work-Together Over 15 years, my spouse and I struggled with her severe bipolar I disorder. We went through weeks-long psychiatric hospitalizations, disrupted relationships and stalled personal and professional goals. Eventually, I took grudging ownership of her treatment. We resented each other, and we didn’t work together. I now know more »

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NAMI Applauds HHS For Removing Barriers To Treatment For People With Serious Mental Illness

11/6/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Applauds-HHS-for-Removing-Barriers-to-Treatment-for-People-with-Serious-Mental-Illness Today, the federal government announced the approval of the first-of-its-kind Medicaid demonstration project that aims to broaden treatment services available to Medicaid beneficiaries with serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance in the District of Columbia.

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A Look at Gender Disparity in Schizophrenia Diagnosis

November 4, 2019

A research paper by Zaim Zibran, a senior at Walton High School, looks into the causes and effects of gender-related delayed or missed diagnosis of schizophrenia in women. Zaim Zibran is a senior at Walton High School in Marietta, GA, with recent experience working as a research intern at the James P. Grant School of more »

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Georgia NAMIWalks 2019-You Made it Happen!

October 28, 2019

NAMI Georgia gives thanks to all of our walkers, sponsors, and donors for making the 2019 NAMIWalks season a success. We are almost there! Donations will be accepted until December 4th. NAMIWalks Georgia NAMIWalks North Georgia NAMIWalks Southwest Georgia NAMI Georgia and affiliates will use your donations in the coming year to provide free education more »

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July 15-18, 2020: NAMICon 2020 – Together Toward Tomorrow

October 21, 2019

The NAMI National Convention is one of the largest community gatherings of mental health advocates in the United States. Each year, the convention connects and inspires people looking for resources, research, support services and recovery strategies. Join NAMI as we embrace this year’s theme — Together Toward Tomorrow — and celebrate NAMI’s 40 years of support, more »

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State panel to hear testimony about funding mental health programs for infants and toddlers

October 16, 2019

Oct 10, 2019 By Diane Wagner Marietta Daily Journal https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/news/state/state-panel-to-hear-testimony-about-funding-mental-health-programs/article_4dd4f6a7-9873-5926-9707-7861092eec50.html State legislators examining the need for mental health services in early childhood have back-to-back meetings scheduled next week. “There’s a pretty robust program planned,” said Rep. Katie Dempsey, R-Rome, who chairs the House Study Committee on Infant and Toddler Social and Emotional Health. The five-member panel more »

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‘Break the silence’: Candlelight vigil on Marietta Square shines light on mental health, suicide

Oct 2, 2019 By Dominique DuBois Marietta Daily Journal https://www.mdjonline.com/news/break-the-silence-candlelight-vigil-on-marietta-square-shines-light/article_54ea188e-e56c-11e9-afc9-47bb92fee336.html His smile could light up a dark room, friends and family would say. He thrived academically, being inducted into the National Honors Society his junior year and named a University of Georgia National Merit Scholar. A stellar athlete in both football or soccer, his coaches more »

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NAMI Releases First Free Online Class For Parents Of Children With Mental Illness

Oct 01 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2019/NAMI-Releases-First-Free-Online-Class-for-Parents-of-Children-with-Mental-Illness Arlington, VA– The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today announced the release of a free online education course, NAMI Basics OnDemand. The new class format is an adaptation of the in-person NAMI Basics, a free, six-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth aged more »

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