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    NAMI Calls on Congress to Promote Nationwide Expansion of Police Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT)

NAMI Calls on Congress to Promote Nationwide Expansion of Police Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT)

Please click on the following link to read how NAMI Calls on Congress to Promote Nationwide Expansion of Police Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT)

 

 

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NAMI Affiliates Play A Key Role in the Success of CIT

NAMI Affiliates Play A Key Role in the Success of CIT
By Laura Usher

In 1988, two advocates from NAMI Memphis were the driving force behind the first crisis intervention team (CIT) program. Ann Dino and Helen Adamo were driven by outrage at the way their families were treated by police. But their advocacy was persistent and thoughtful; ultimately, the city of Memphis and the police chief worked with them because they presented a solution that would help both individuals and families affected by mental illness and police.

As NAMI members have followed in the footsteps of NAMI Memphis to help start hundreds of […]

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Naples Auto Donation Center & #NAMI of Collier County

NAMI was very blessed to receive the proceeds from a donated car to Naples Auto Donation. Rather than keep the proceeds, we identified a family in desperate need of a sound vehicle. The Robledo family is part of our HUGS program, and we met them through our partnership with Grace Place. 
 
Adriana Gyorkos is their systems navigator in the HUGS program. They volunteer time at Grace Place, where the kids are thriving and they will also be able to help others attend our Tuesday adolescent/ family support group.  
 
What a happy day!

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Schizophrenia and Getting Older

By Emily Cepla, NAMI Program Manager, Child and Adolescent Action Center

As we get older, our bodies age in three ways: physically, cognitively and psychosocially. Our faces wrinkle and health deteriorates; our memories start to fail us and cognitive functions slow down; and we start to feel worse about ourselves and become more withdrawn from society and relationships. These changes are part of our human nature, however with certain preexisting illnesses, such as mental illnesses or physical ailments, aging may be a serious concern.

For the last 20 years, Dr. Dilip Jeste has studied the effects of aging in 1,500 middle-aged […]

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2014 NAMI Hope Shines Walk

5/24/14 – Kathryn, what a great article!!  You are doing amazing work!!  Thanks so much!!  Becky Sharon

5/27/14 – Incredible !!!!!!!!!– Thank you Kathryn for all you do!  You and your team are truly  amazing and I am so honored to be a part – Thank you!  Alisa Helms

Click on Link:  Kathryn Hunter: 2014 NAMI Hope Shines Walk » Naples Daily News (User story from monteiu#270845) – newsle

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NAMI of Collier County 2014 Walk Is Fast Approaching!!

Together, we can be a message of Hope! Join us for our 12th Annual Walk!
When?
8:30-11 a.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014
2.5 Mile Walk, Cambier Park, Naples
Registration at 8:30 a.m. Walk begins at 9 a.m.

Fun, Food & Entertainment!
Joined by our Grand Marshal: Stacey Adams, WINK News Anchor

Please click on blue links below to print and fill out your Business/Sponsorship packet and or the Family Packet along with the information on how to form your very own Walk Teams! We look forward to seeing you all there!

Business Sponsorship Packet

Family Team Packet 

Call (239) 260-7300 if you would like to form a team, […]

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NAMI of Collier County is pleased to announce…

NAMI of Collier County is pleased to announce that Arthrex was named Business Partner of the Year in 2013, and we are so grateful to them!

From Left to Right. Kathryn Hunter, Connie Byrne and Alyssa Norus

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The Pelican Isle Yacht Club Women’s Club Fundraiser presents Proceeds Check to NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness) of Collier County

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Collier County (NAMI) was the proud recipient of funds raised at the Pelican Isle Women’s Club 2014 Desserts and Delights, held on March 11, 2014.  These funds will help NAMI provide financial assistance free of charge to individuals who need help in getting psychiatric evaluations, emergency assistance, prescriptions, shelter and food.

Please click on the link to view the video of this years 2014 fundraiser: The PIYC (Pelican Isle Yacht Club) Women’s Club Fundraiser 

 

 

 

 

By |March 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Pelican Isle Yacht Club Women’s Club Fundraiser presents Proceeds Check to NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness) of Collier County|

NAMI Radio Spot on #Sunny106.3

Be on the lookout for #NAMICommercials  to be broadcast over the radio! All affiliated stations with Beasley Broadcasting will be announcing NAMI’s Annual Walk being held at Cambier Park on April 5th 2014 from 8:30-11:00. We look forward to seeing everyone! 

 

Please click on the following link to hear the commercial : NAMI of Collier County Walk 2014

 

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Kids With ADHD May Also Suffer Family Troubles

TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — New research indicates that children with attention-deficit          hyperactivity disorder may be more likely to be part of families that are affected by poverty, divorce, neighborhood violence and substance abuse.

“Our findings suggest that children with ADHD experience significantly higher rates of trauma than those without ADHD,” study author Dr. Nicole Brown said in a news release from the American Academy of Pediatrics. “Providers may focus on ADHD as the primary diagnosis and overlook the possible presence of a trauma history, which may impact treatment.”

The researchers analyzed the answers of […]

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