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    NAMI Calls Mental Health Crisis a "Double Whammy," Shortages Exist for Both Beds and Services

NAMI Calls Mental Health Crisis a "Double Whammy," Shortages Exist for Both Beds and Services

NAMI Calls Mental Health Crisis a “Double Whammy,” Shortages Exist for Both Beds and Services
WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 — Mary Giliberti, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offered the following statement in conjunction with a House of Representatives oversight hearing titled “Where Have All the Patients Gone? Examining the Psychiatric Bed Shortage.”

“Hospital beds for individuals with mental illness who experience acute crisis are a necessary element for America’s mental health care system, but there are not enough beds. Supply does not meet demand. It is not just patients who are in crisis; it is the system as well.

There is also a double […]

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Check out the success of our HUGS program!

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Collier County
Health Under Guided Systems (HUGS)
6/30/2014
The primary purpose of Collier Health Under Guided Systems (HUGS) is to provide a responsive, culturally competent system of care for children and youth with behavioral health needs. HUGS facilitates collaboration across agencies, as well as both public and private schools to improve access to culturally and linguistically competent services for families. The project provides coordinated, universal screenings and referrals to facilitate early identification and access to care to mitigate the effects of untreated problems later in life.

Provide Screening and system navigation to a minimum of 1300 […]

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NAMI’s Success Stories

Here at NAMI of Collier County, the people that we help (or have helped!) are truly an inspiration to all of us. Read on, below, for a glimpse of our many success stories:
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FIRST Program success stories:

The Collier County FIRST program provides intensive community re-entry assistance to inmates that life with serious mental illnesses who may also have co-occurring substance disorders. The program provides select inmates with services designed to facilitate their mental and behavioral health recovery. Referrals can come from family members, legal services, or community providers. Enrolled individuals have the opportunity to participate in mental health services, intensive case […]

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Grady Fest 2014

Grady Fest started out in 2009 as a small regional meeting where Grady Owners gathered to hear from others about all things boating. In time, it has formed into a festival where hundreds of Grady Owners from around the world come to take part in the Grady Life! Grady Fest chose to support NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Collier County. We are so thankful and so blessed to have been this years selected Charity of The Fish Tale Grady Club’s hosted 2014 event. 
 
$16,000 was raised locally with a $15,000 match in place!!! The total amount raised at the […]

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Another Fantastic NAMI Walk

Over 540 members of the community came out to support The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Collier County’s Hope Shines Walk on a beautiful April morning in Cambier Park. This was the largest gathering in the 12 year history of the NAMI Walk,  and demonstrates the growing impact NAMI has on the community.  Thirty-one teams participated in the Hope Shines Walk, with each team raising funds in support of NAMI.  Generous and enthusiastic support from Walk participants helps NAMI continue to offer all its programs free of charge.

 

The annual Walk is NAMI of Collier County’s second largest […]

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott Names New DCF Secretary

Scott Names New DCF Secretary
By The Associated Press

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is naming a new secretary for the state’s embattled child welfare agency. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florida Department of Children and Families SunCoast Regional Director Mike Carroll will be the agency’s next interim secretary.

Credit Fort Myers News-Press

 

Scott on a Monday will announce that Mike Carroll has been appointed to take over the Department of Children and Families. Scott will make the announcement during a visit with child protective investigators in Jacksonville.

Carroll takes over for interim secretary Esther Jacobo. Jacobo has been in charge of the agency since last July’s abrupt resignation of David […]

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