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Kathryn Leib-Hunter, CEO of NAMI of Collier County, dies

Kathryn Leib-Hunter, CEO of NAMI of Collier County, dies
By: Alexi Cardona
Originally posted via Naples Daily News, here…
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Kathryn Leib-Hunter was a true advocate.
As the chief executive officer of NAMI of Collier County, she knew how to get things done and fought to change the stigma associated with mental illness.

She died on Wednesday evening at 54.

A release the organization sent out Thursday afternoon states she had been suffering severe health issues.

Leib-Hunter became known in the community as a champion for those affected by mental illness. It was a cause close to her heart. One of her brothers struggled with mental illness and […]

By |March 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Kathryn Leib-Hunter, CEO of NAMI of Collier County, dies|

NAMI Collier Partners with CCPS in ‘We Care’ Campaign

NAMI of Collier County recently partnered with Collier County Public Schools, the David Lawrence Center, and the Collier County Sheriffs Office in a new student mental health awareness campaign called “We Care.” This campaign was created to assist with prevention, early intervention, treatment, and improved care coordination for children with mental health concerns.

The “We Care” Campaign is geared toward middle and high school students, and the goals of the campaign are to open the diaglog (and decrease) stigma, educate about the warming signs of suicide, depression, substance abuse, and bullying.

The below video is the first of four PSA’s […]

By |January 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NAMI Collier Partners with CCPS in ‘We Care’ Campaign|

2015 “Believe” Luncheon Highlights

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Collier County hosted their 2015 Hope Shines luncheon on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at a private club in Naples, drawing in supporters from near and far. With a theme of “Believe,” the fundraising event was able to raise $200,000 due to the overwhelming generosity of hundreds that support the 1 in 4 families affected by serious and persistent mental illness.
Chairing the event this year were Lindy and Lindsey Thomas, of Naples, who were able to raise awareness and funds for the 16,000 children and families that NAMI of Collier County helps […]

By |January 4th, 2016|Past Luncheon Highlights|Comments Off on 2015 “Believe” Luncheon Highlights|
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    When the Mask Comes Off – A Youth Perspective on Mental Illness

When the Mask Comes Off – A Youth Perspective on Mental Illness

“When the Mask Comes Off – A Youth Perspective on Mental Illness”

Originally posted here…

When the Mask Comes Off – A Youth Perspective on Mental Illness from Generation Justice on Vimeo.

By |December 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on When the Mask Comes Off – A Youth Perspective on Mental Illness|

2015 Silent Auction Items – VIP Cocktail Reception

 

 

This year’s 2015 VIP Cocktail Reception will offer a Silent Auction, full of great items! Here are a preview of some of our trips, experiences, and tickets (click on the links for more information):

African Safari
Alaskan Cruise
Kentucky Derby Tickets
Masters Golf Tickets
Napa Valley Getaway
Skiing Getaway
Top Gun Fighter Pilot Experience
Private 5-Course Dining Experience
Dining Experience at the Ritz-Carlton
Exquisite Painting by Emily James

If you would like to donate an item for our Silent Auction, or if you have any questions, please contact Jacquelyn by emailing Jacquelyn@NAMICollier.org or calling 239-260-7300. Thank you!

For more information about our VIP Cocktail Reception, please call our office at 239-260-7300.

 

By |September 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2015 Silent Auction Items – VIP Cocktail Reception|

NAMI Walk 2016 – Forms and Information

We hope you’re getting ready for NAMI of Collier County’s 14th annual NAMI Walk!!! Please see below for this year’s Walk forms. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jacquelyn by emailing Jacquelyn@NAMICollier.org or by calling our office at 239-260-7300. Thank you!

2016 Walk Flyer
Walk Team Commitment Form* (Please email / mail in to form a team)
Donation & Registration Tracker
Team Walkers Form
Walker Registration Form* (All walkers must fill out and sign – available at the Walk)
Sponsorship Opportunities
BusinessManual
FriendsAndFamilyManual

Remember, if you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at […]

By |September 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NAMI Walk 2016 – Forms and Information|

Congratulations to our August Leadership Academy Graduates!

Congratulations to our most recent Leadership Academy graduates! Watch the video below, by one of our graduates!

By |August 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Congratulations to our August Leadership Academy Graduates!|

Two Major Mental Health Bills Introduced in the U.S. Senate

Originally appearing on NAMI’s E-Newsletter 8/7/15

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Two Major Mental Health Bills Introduced in US Senate

This week, the U.S. Senate adjourned for its August recess but not before introducing two major mental health bills.

Mental Health Reform Act of 2015

Senators Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) introduced The Mental Health Reform Act of 2015 (S. 1945), legislation to “comprehensively overhaul and strengthen America’s mental health care system.”

The bill addresses many of the same issues as the “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act” (HR 2646) introduced by Representatives Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-La.) in the House of Representatives, […]

By |August 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Two Major Mental Health Bills Introduced in the U.S. Senate|

Life-changing program ‘H.U.G.S.’ helping children with mental illness

Life-changing program ‘H.U.G.S.’ helping children with mental illness
By: Jennifer Jones
Please click below for our recent H.U.G.S. story on WINK News. The story and original link can be found here.

By |July 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Life-changing program ‘H.U.G.S.’ helping children with mental illness|

A HUG FOR KIDS IN NEED: NAMI OF COLLIER COUNTY

Originally Posted Here…
By Ali Siemianowski

Florida’s public mental health funding is among the lowest in the U.S., with a system demand for treatment that is often far greater than available resources. NAMI of Collier County sought to change the barriers and lack of resources that many parents face accessing much-needed services for their children.

Anyone reading this knows that early intervention is critical to preventing future serious problems for kids, like problems at school, substance use, criminal behavior, violence and self-harm. In a recent webinar, Donna Charbonneu and Kathryn Hunter, both with NAMI of Collier County, talked about how their innovative HUGS […]

By |July 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A HUG FOR KIDS IN NEED: NAMI OF COLLIER COUNTY|