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These numbers show demand far outweighs supply for those needing mental health help

February 12, 2020

Jan 11, 2020 10:04 p.m. By Nick Watson Gainesville Times https://www.gainesvilletimes.com/news/health-care/these-numbers-show-demand-far-outweighs-supply-those-needing-mental-health-help/ “Adults living with serious mental illness die on average 25 years earlier than others.” That stunning statement comes from the Community Health Needs Assessment of Northeast Georgia, a study of the health needs of the communities served by different hospital facilities and the health department. Among more »

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Georgia nonprofit offers home, help to teens coping with mental illness

February 4, 2020 By Beth Galvin FOX 5 Atlanta https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/georgia-nonprofit-offers-home-help-to-teens-coping-with-mental-illness Brittney Walters, clinical director of the CHRIS 180 Counseling Center, says Holloman is a standout in their program. “This kid is a genius: coding, IT, computers, technology,” Walters says. But Holloman’s road to the private nonprofit behavioral health and counseling center in DeKalb County has been a more »

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How To Move Forward After Going Through A Crisis

Jan. 21, 2020 By Becky Brasfield NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/January-2020/How-to-Move-Forward-After-Going-Through-a-Crisis After a crisis, recovery can be challenging. Our lives are left in turmoil caused by the stressful situation we just managed to overcome. With the worst behind us, we have to pick up the pieces. But unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for how to take steps toward the future. So more »

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5 Reminders For Survivors Of Trauma

Jan. 17, 2020 By Odelya Gertel Kraybill, Ph.D., LCPC NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/January-2020/5-Reminders-for-Survivors-of-Trauma In 1991, when I was 17 and living in Tel Aviv with my family, a loud siren woke me from a peaceful sleep. We knew what it meant. We also knew we had to do. I ran, shaking and crying, with my family to our safe more »

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July 15-18, 2020 NAMI National Convention: Register Now!

February 11, 2020

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

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Increase Your Reach! NAMI Georgia HelpLine Gift Matching Campaign.

Donate now to our HelpLine Campaign to help us reach our fundraising goal to qualify for a matching grant in support of our HelpLine program. The NAMI Georgia HelpLine offers free non-crisis assistance and information on resources for individuals and families affected by mental illness in Georgia. Every $1 donated will become $1.50. Donors may more »

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Jan 29 Event: Presentation on The Georgia STABLE Program

January 27, 2020

NAMI Cobb will sponsor a Georgia STABLE Accounts presentation on Jan 29, 7pm-8pm, with Doug Jackson, Deputy Director, Stable Accounts, Ohio Treasury Department (Georgia STABLE accounts are managed by the Ohio Treasury Department). This event is a free community service; all are welcome. Georgia STABLE accounts are designed to give individuals with disabilities an opportunity to more »

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Remembering John Richards, NAMI Member and Champion for Mental Health

January 24, 2020

Long-time NAMI Savannah affiliate leader and champion for mental health causes, John Richards, age 82 of Townsend, died Monday, December 30, 2019 near his home. He will be  greatly missed by NAMI Georgia and affiliate members. John was born on October 21, 1937 in Atlanta. He was raised in the Georgia Masonic Children’s Home between more »

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