Monthly Archives: May 2017

Employing the power of art in mental mending

Commentary by Deena Baxter, author of “Surviving Suicide: Searching for ‘Normal’ with Heartache and Humor.”

Mental Health Awareness Month in May was an opportune time to honor mental health heroes.

That includes brain science researchers searching for mental health breakthroughs, diagnostic capabilities and patient-specific remedies; first responders who take crisis intervention training courses and learn how to safely defuse a volatile mental health crisis, and the many grass-roots mental health advocates and nonprofits striving locally and nationally to deliver effective mental health programs and services.

Equally important are the courageous children, teens and adults who embrace life to the fullest while living with […]

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Join us for NAMI of Collier County’s 2018 Annual Walk!

“STEPS OF HOPE” — 16th Annual Walk to be Held Saturday, February 17, 2018

Please join us at Cambier Park in Naples for this 2.5 mile walk.
Registration begins at 8:00am / Event begins at 8:30am
Walk begins at 9:30am / Scheduled to end by 11:30m.
Choose how you want to participate in this always fun community event — filled with food, games, and entertainment for the whole family. Form or join a team, help us obtain Walk sponsors, or volunteer at the event.
For more information, please contact Alex Kincaid at 239-260-7300 or by email at   

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Tell the Senate #DontCutOurCare

Be visible and vocal.
1. Send an advocacy alert to your members.
2. Post on social media.
3. Attend a town hall. Read our blog for tips on attending town halls and use our talking points (attached)

We have everything you need to act below. (For better image quality, use the attached image files).

Alert Image
You can use this image in your Advocacy Alert. See attached and below for more images to use on Social.

Advocacy Alert

“[Medicaid] allows me to afford medications that have allowed me to go back to work—for 9 years straight—after panic attacks and self-injury kept me down for a long time,” […]

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