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May 9, 2019: Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day at the Capitol

April 22, 2019

Save the Date! Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day at the Capitol Thursday, May 9, 2019, 8:00AM – 12:00PM Georgia Freight Depot Register today! If you would like to visit your Legislator’s office during this event, please email Elizabeth Fullerton at advocacy@namiga.org for assistance in setting up a meeting.   ***To submit artwork for the Annual Art & Poetry Contest, please more »

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May is Mental Health Month!

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May – Mental Health Month, NAMI and the rest of the country are raising awareness of mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their more »

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Advocacy Corner

A gracious thank you to First Lady of Georgia Marty Kemp for meeting with NAMI Georgia to learn more about us and how to improve mental healthcare in Georgia!

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Affiliate Spotlight-NAMI Columbus

NAMI Columbus is one of the 18 affiliates in Georgia. We meet the 3rd Monday of every month at 6:00 pm. Generally, an educational program is presented. In addition we offer two weekly NAMI Connection (Adult Recovery) support groups and 1 weekly Families/Friends Support Group. We want to share our Community of Hope with anyone more »

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Georgia Senate Panel OKs Behavioral Health Commission

April 8, 2019

March 14, 2019 Andy Miller Georgia Health News https://www.wabe.org/georgia-senate-panel-oks-behavioral-health-commission/ A Senate committee voted Wednesday in favor of a bill to create a state commission to analyze Georgia’s behavioral health services and recommend improvements. The commission would be authorized to take ‘’a very deep dive’’ into the state’s mental health system, said Rep. Kevin Tanner, R-Dawsonville, more »

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State asking feds to end oversight of mental health services

Apr 2, 2019 By Andy Miller Georgia Health News http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/region/news/state-asking-feds-to-end-oversight-of-mental-health-services/article_ebf553ae-5581-11e9-8dde-6736a7cbc257.html Early this year, in the waning days of his tenure as Georgia governor, Nathan Deal wrote the U.S. Department of Justice a four-page letter asking for an end to federal oversight of the state’s mental health and developmental disabilities system. The oversight role stems from more »

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Four Lessons From Four Years Of Therapy

Apr. 01, 2019 By Laurie Katz https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/April-2019/Four-Lessons-From-Four-Years-of-Therapy I’ve now been in therapy for four years. I talk about four years a lot. It’s an important number in my life. After I was raped in 2011, I suffered in silence for just under four years. It happened at college in Chicago by a fellow student on more »

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NAMI Joins 16 Patient Groups To Protect Access To Health Care

4/2/19 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Joins-16-Patient-Groups-to-Protect-Access-to-Health-Care Arlington, VA — NAMI and 16 national organizations representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions filed an amicus curiae (“friend-of-the-court”) brief on April 1 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case Texas v. United States. This is the appeal of a District Court’s ruling to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA). If the more »

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