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Upcoming Classes – Register Now

December 5, 2017

NAMI Georgia and affiliates are offering several upcoming classes. Pre-registration is required. Pre-register for each class with the contact(s) listed below. NAMI Smarts (Atlanta) Dec 17, 2017 10am-3pm To Register: programs@namiga.org NAMI Smarts Modules 1 & 3 will be presented in this one-day class. Learn to summarize your experience as a person with mental illness more »

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Jan 26-27, 2018 – NAMI Basics Teacher Training

December 1, 2017

Become a NAMI Basics Teacher! NAMI Basics  is a free education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. This training will give you the tools and certification to teach NAMI Basics classes. NAMI Basics Teacher Training January 26-27 2018 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM NAMI Georgia Headquarters 4120 Presidential Parkway, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA more »

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Nov 28, 2017 – Georgia Gives Day

November 17, 2017

Georgia Gives Day and #GivingTuesday are joining forces! Support NAMI Georgia on November 28! Help make Georgia’s biggest day of giving even bigger: Show your love on November 28th by giving a little—and together, we’ll do a lot for the causes we care about, such as NAMI Georgia. Whether you can donate ten dollars or ten thousand, it more »

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Register for Introduction to Behavioral Health and Addictive Diseases Training Course Now!

November 13, 2017

Introduction To Behavioral Health And Addictive Diseases Training Courses (IBHAD) is open to the public. These training classes are designed to offer an overview of behavioral health conditions and addictive diseases that most often result in law enforcement interaction and intervention. They also provides educational tools to effectively recognize and respond to those in crisis. more »

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Stigmatizing Media Portrayals-What Can We Do?

November 8, 2017

The media often reports on individuals with mental illness. However, little is known about how accurately the media portrays these individuals. Are journalists getting mental illness “right?” It seems the answer is no. I analyzed news reports about individuals with mental illness who were killed by police during 2015 and 2016 and found that these individuals were often stigmatized more »

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Mortality Gap for Seriously Mentally Ill Widens

October 4, 2017

It is well-established that individuals with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia live much shorter lives than the rest of the population, dying an estimated 10 to 25 years younger, depending on the nation where they reside. Now, new evidence from an analysis of nearly 40,000 health records in the United Kingdom from 2000 to 2014 indicates more »

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Georgia Youth In Crisis Training Meets in Savannah

September 27, 2017

Savannah started the week off with a Georgia Youth in Crisis training class, led by Sgt. Clarence Few, Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department; Alloceia Hall, NAMI Savannah President and Community Collaborator for Mobile Crisis Response Team at BHL; Diane Reeder, NAMI Savannah; and Clinicians Chris Williams, Coastal Harbor Health System, and Lisa Wiggins, Gateway Behavioral Health. more »

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Update: Graham-Cassidy Bill, Assault on Medicaid – Take action now

September 21, 2017

UPDATE: Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) has announced that the Senate will not be voting on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill this week. This news came after a GOP-only lunch where it was clear the bill did not have the 50 needed votes to secure passage. Senators Susan Collins (ME),  John more »

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NAMI Georgia’s Response to Georgia Tech Shooting  

Atlanta, Georgia (September 20, 2017) – NAMI Georgia’s heart goes out to the family of Scout Schultz, to their friends and to the Georgia Tech and the LGBTQ Community.  We are saddened by yet another tragic loss of life of a person affected by mental illness that could have potentially been avoided. NAMI Georgia wants more »

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