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Focus on Veterans: Community Conversation on Mental Health

November 9, 2018

Community Conversations on Mental Health: Focus on Veterans, Fourth in a Series. Sponsored by Commissioner Dr. Doreen Williams, Post 2 Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 5pm-8:30pm Rockdale Career Academy 1062 Culpepper Dr SW, Conyers, GA 30094 Register for this event Dinner (free) and Vendor visits 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm Program Starts at 7:00 pm -Accessing more »

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Congratulations to Our NAMI Smarts for Advocacy Graduates

October 26, 2018

We are so proud of these mental health advocates! They completed the NAMI Smarts for Advocacy teacher training this month.  Michele Bagby, NAMI Central Georgia Sonja Felton, NAMI Gwinnett Varndura Butler, NAMI DeKalb Sashe Omogiate, NAMI Atlanta/Auburn Anthony Abram, NAMI DeKalb Zakkiyah Johnson, NAMI DeKalb Marissa Taylor, NAMI Central Georgia Tywanna Bailey, NAMI DeKalb Monique more »

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NAMI Georgia Advocacy Efforts Are in Full Swing

Kim Jones, NAMI Georgia Executive Director and Monique Carter, NAMI Georgia Board Member pictured with Honorable Brian J. Amero, District Administrative Judge at the Council of Superior Court Judges’ Special Committee on Mental Health and Local Jails on October 19. Kim Jones, NAMI Georgia Executive Director pictured with Laura Colbert, Georgians For a Healthy Future more »

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Rockdale County IBHAD Class Completed

Rockdale County 8-hour Intro to Behavioral Health and Addictive Diseases (IBHAD) class was held on October 22 at Nancy Guinn Memorial Library in Conyers. Thank you to our sponsors for this class, which included: Rockdale County Resource Court, NAMI DeKalb- Rockdale Newton Support Group, and Nancy Guinn Memorial Library.  Special guest appearance: Deputy Charles Jenkins, more »

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NAMI Georgia is Seeking CIT-Youth Instructors

Apply To Become A CIT-Youth Instructor! The CIT-Youth program addresses the need for specialized training for law enforcement personnel and educators that is focused exclusively on youth. The training is designed to be administered by a team of mental health professionals and law enforcement representatives who have relevant expertise, leadership abilities, and regional knowledge. Curriculum more »

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Georgia Tech Students Intern at NAMI Georgia

NAMI Georgia is thrilled to have four Georgia Tech students sharing their time and talents with us! They are looking to improve our volunteer program, including revamping our volunteer application process, orientation, marketing materials, etc. We are grateful for their support! If you or a group is interested in helping at the NAMI Georgia office, more »

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Thursday, Nov 8: FDHA Caregivers Fair

The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority (FDHA), Owner of Grady Health System will host a Caregivers Fair for Caregivers Awareness Month. This event celebrates and supports the efforts of family caregivers. Speakers will discuss family caregiver issues, educating family caregivers about self-identification and increasing support for family caregivers. On-site exhibitors such as AARP, Age Well Atlanta, Meals more »

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Ballot Measure Would Help Housing for People in Recovery

At the end of the Georgia ballot this year is a referendum that, if approved, would help nonprofits provide permanent housing to homeless people with mental illness. Referendum B would allow a property tax exemption for nonprofit housing of these individuals in residences that get tax credit financing from for-profit business entities. 3Keys is one such more »

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Making Mental Health Part of the Debate

Helping 60 Million Americans living with mental health conditions means treating mental and physical health equally. Let’s not only stand up for what’s right, let’s vote for what’s right. You can play a major role in improving mental health care. For decades, mental health advocates have shaped laws, increased funding and promoted research to address more »

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‘CAU Now-Lifting Every Voice’ Radio Program Highlights NAMIWalks Georgia

October 2, 2018

CAU Now-Lifting Every Voice for September aired on Saturday morning at 8:30 on Atlanta’s Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK  and featured a conversation about the October 6th NAMI Walks Georgia. Guests for this edition of CAU Now Lifting Every Voice included NAMI Georgia Executive Director Kim Jones, Associate Dean of The CAU-Whitney M. Young, Jr. School more »

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