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Discrimination and Racism in the History of Mental Health Care

July 16, 2020

July 6, 2020 By Kylie M. Smith, Ph.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/July-2020/Discrimination-and-Racism-in-the-History-of-Mental-Health-Care People with mental illness have always been discriminated against. They have been denied full participation in society and labeled as dangerous and criminal. Many have been locked in institutions that acted more like prisons designed to punish than hospitals designed to treat. In the 1960s, more »

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This Minority Mental Health Month, NAMI is Raising Awareness About Mental Health in Underrepresented Communities

July 1, 2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2020/This-Minority-Mental-Health-Month-NAMI-is-Raising-Awareness-About-Mental-Health-in-Underrepresent Arlington, VA — NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has the goal of raising awareness about mental health care in underrepresented communities. Our culture, beliefs, sexual identity, values, race and language all affect how we perceive and experience mental health conditions. In fact, cultural differences can influence what treatments, coping mechanisms and more »

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Minority Mental Health: Bridging the Gap

July 3, 2020

Minorities have less access to mental health services than Caucasians, are less likely to receive needed care, and are more likely to receive inferior quality of care when they are treated. Inequities in mental health care delivery and access experienced by minority populations in the United States must be acknowledged and resolved. Reasons for the more »

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COVID-19 Mental Health Resources in Multiple Languages

July 2, 2020

The Center for Victims of Torture recently expanded its compilation of COVID-19 Mental Health Resources in Multiple Languages to help U.S. refugees and immigrants cope with the stress and hardships of the COVID crisis.  It is designed so that non-English speakers can directly access the information they want and need without the aid of an English-speaker.  Mental more »

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Free Ending The Silence for Families Presentations

June 25, 2020

Join NAMI Georgia for an Ending the Silence for Families presentation on June 26 or June 30, 2020. Ending the Silence for Families is a presentation about mental illness for adults with middle or high school aged youth. The presentation is free and covers the warning signs of mental illness, facts and statistics, how to more »

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You Can Make a Difference – Protect Mental Health in the State Budget!

June 18, 2020

Funding for Georgia mental health services is facing dramatic cuts in the 2021 state budget. Current levels are unacceptably low, and further reduction will mean hardship for thousands of Georgians affected by mental illness and their families. Your voice can make a difference in advocating against these cuts. NAMI Georgia asks that you consider calling BOTH THE more »

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NAMIWalks Your Way

June 17, 2020

Event Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020 Route Distance 5K, or Your Day, Your Way Location: Virtually Anywhere! Join us on October 10th for NAMIWalks Your Way (Georgia), a live event on Facebook @NAMIGeorgia. To participate and create a walk team, please go to www.namiwalks.org/georgia. #MentalHealthforAll #NotAlone Register or Donate NAMIWalks Georgia   Contact Us: Tradae’ more »

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