Are you an individual living with a #mentalhealth condition or a family member or loved one of someone with mental illness? Do you want to volunteer or work in the behavioral health field? Sign up for our Family and Peer Support Training Course. https://namica.org/programs/upcoming-trainings/
Are you an individual living with a #mentalhealth condition and would like to volunteer or work in the behavioral health field? Sign up for our Family and Peer Support Training Read More
Considering the news regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), NAMI released the following information.
As of today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), notes the following in terms of risk assessment:For most people, the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low. This virus is not currently widespread in the United States. People in Read More
The spread of coronavirus impacts every person in this country. We also know that people affected by mental health conditions face unique challenges during this time.
As Congress prepares a series of COVID-19-related relief bills, NAMI urges congressional leaders to ensure that people affected by mental illness can maintain their treatment, get health and mental health coverage, access needed supports, and lift up the nonprofits they depend on, like NAMI.
NAMI’s priorities in COVID-19 relief legislation include:
1. Remove Barriers To Mental Health Read More
Time is 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us where we recognize the wonderful citizens in our community that do so much to improve the lives of families and persons with a mental health condition. The event will be held on February 22nd 2020 at the Golden Era Golf Course and Country Club. Tickets are available online at https://msjfiesta2020.eventbrite.com
Where We Stand
NAMI supports public policies and laws that encourage the development and use of psychiatric advance directives (PAD).
Why We Care
A psychiatric advance directive (PAD) is a legal document that details a person’s preferences for future mental health treatment, services, and supports, or names an individual to make treatment decisions, if the person is in a crisis and unable to make decisions.
While PADs have been around for years, they aren’t often used in clinical settings. Many people with mental illness, Read More
This week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to designate 9-8-8 as the 3-digit number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline.
NAMI applauds Chairman Ajit Pai and the FCC for their leadership on this issue and strongly supports the creation of a national 3-digit number as an essential part of a network of services and supports for people experiencing a mental health crisis. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK, and other Read More