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NAMI Walk Kickoff Party – February 4 at 5:30pm

Have you heard…? NAMI’s 13th Annual Hope Shines Walk
is fast approaching, and our kickoff party is right around the corner!
 Please join us for our NAMI Walk Kickoff Party at NAMI of Collier County on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 5:30pm (NAMI’s local office is located at 6216 Trail Blvd. Bldg C, Naples, FL 34108 – (239) 260-7300).
We will be sharing information about our upcoming Walk, our mission, and goals/objectives to make this year’s Walk the most successful one to date! If you are interested in forming a team, sponsoring the event, or would just like more information about our Walk, make […]

By |March 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NAMI Walk Kickoff Party – February 4 at 5:30pm|

Vincent Edward Butera

Vincent Edward Butera, known to many as Jim, died March 12, 2015 at the age of 80, after a brief, but well fought illness.  He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Reva Carmella Mattay Butera and his four children: Todd Vincent Butera of New York, NY; Jason Edward Butera (Lisa) of Tallahassee, FL; Danielle Alexandra Butera Harris (Craig) of Williamsburg, Va; and Damian Alexander Butera of Naples, Fl.  He is also survived by his 3 grandsons Joshua Edward Butera, Zachary John Butera and Hunter Greyson Harris, as well as his siblings Carl Butera and Eva Butera Perino, […]

By |March 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Vincent Edward Butera|

2015 NAMI Walk is Fast Approaching!

Together, we can be a message of Hope! Join us with Grand Marshall, Krista Fogelsong of ABC7, for our 13th Annual Walk!

When?
8:30-11 a.m., Saturday, March 21, 2015
2.5 Mile Walk, Cambier Park, Naples
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Walk begins at 9 a.m.

Fun, Food & Entertainment!

Information on sponsorships and forming Walk Teams will be available soon. Please check back shortly.

Call (239) 260-7300 if you would like to form a team, join a team,
help with obtaining sponsors, make a donation or help with the Walk.

By |March 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2015 NAMI Walk is Fast Approaching!|

Local Mental Health Organization’s Youth Screening Program Focuses on Early Detection

By TOPHER FORHECZ
Originally Posted Here

A local arm of a national mental health advocacy organization has developed a successful way to screen children for signs of possible behavioral issues.

A 2010 report from the National Advisory Mental Health Council said one out of every four adults in the US suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. The local program garnered attention last month when it won an award from a national mental illness campaign.

When Mindy Wendt’s 11-year-old son Matthew gets upset, he sometimes punches holes in the wall.

In his room, there are three holes above where he lays his head at night.

Wendt said […]

By |March 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Local Mental Health Organization’s Youth Screening Program Focuses on Early Detection|

NAMI Walk Donations

If you would like to make a PayPal or Credit Card donation to a specific team, please click on the corresponding link, below:

Billy’s Believers
David Lawrence Center
Favoloso
Happy Feet
HUGS
Law and Disorder
Marlee’s Mitzvah
Michael’s Messenger
NAMI – Hope Shines
Naples Bingo Daubers
Naples Team
Naples Trust Company
Naples Walking Club
Nurse Practitioners of Collier County
Ode to Mental Wellness
Paul Harris Financial
Pilot Club of Naples
Purpose with Passion
Sanibel Captiva Trust Company
Sarah Ann Center
Self-Directed Care
Starfish (Collier County Public Schools)
Team Hope
The Wilder Bunch
Tommy’s Angels
tsuNAMI’s
Walking Base Line

For questions, please contact Jacquelyn Sly by clicking here or by calling 239-260-7300.
A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer […]

By |March 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NAMI Walk Donations|

HUGS Program Makes Headlines

Behavioral Help for At-Risk Youth
By Ed Mund
Originally Posted Here

Kathryn Hunter only needs nine words to describe the positive effect of Collier County’s Health Under Guided Systems (HUGS) program. “Families are so overjoyed that somebody else gets it,” she says.

Since the HUGS program’s inception in 2010, the families of more than 3,000 low-income, at-risk children and youth in the Florida county have lent truth to those words.

HUGS is administered by NAMI of Collier County, a Naples-based affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Hunter is the organization’s CEO. The program provides universal screening and early identification of children who have […]

By |March 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on HUGS Program Makes Headlines|
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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)

 

 

By |March 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NAMI Calls on Congress to Promote Nationwide Expansion of Police Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT)|

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 […]

By |March 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NAMI Affiliates Play A Key Role in the Success of CIT|

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!

By |March 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Naples Auto Donation Center & #NAMI of Collier County|

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 […]

By |March 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Schizophrenia and Getting Older|