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2015 Annual NAMI Walk Magic Continues

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Collier County successfully hosted their 13th annual Walk on Saturday, March 21, 2015 in Cambier Park in Naples. Nearly 600 proud supporters flooded the sunny park for the ‘The Magic is You’ themed event, which was able to raise an incredible total of nearly $100,000. Funds raised during the Walk go directly toward providing and maintaining NAMI’s programs and services.

Grand Marshall, Krista Fogelsong of ABC7, delivered a message of hope, help, and healing to the eager crowd before cutting the ceremonial ribbon to signal the start of the 2.5-mile Walk. Supporters […]

By |April 27th, 2015|Past Walk Highlights|Comments Off on 2015 Annual NAMI Walk Magic Continues|

Luncheon Information

Please join us for this year’s ‘Hope Shines’ luncheon, to benefit NAMI of Collier County’s programs and services.
We have experienced an increase of 33% in demand for our services this year, which is why it’s more important now, than ever, to support our annual luncheon!

As our luncheon quickly approaches, please be sure to Save our Date!

Here are the details:

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm
Location: Private Club in Naples (ask us for more information!)
Ticket Price: $250/each
Table Price: $1,000 – $25,000

We are currently looking for businesses and individuals that would like to sponsor tables. If you or someone you know […]

By |April 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Luncheon Information|

NAMI Featured in Mental Health Weekly

NAMI of Collier County was recently featured on Mental Health Weekly for our HUGS Program. Please visit their website here and then check out the article, below!


By |March 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NAMI Featured in Mental Health Weekly|

NAMI Walk – Forms and Information

13th Annual Hope Shines Walk
Our 13th Annual Hope Shines NAMI Walk will be held on Saturday, March 21st at 8:30am in Cambier Park in Naples. Please see below for a list of relevant forms and Walk Information to get you signed up for a team, find sample letters, and more!

For questions on how to join/form a Walk team, sponsoring the event, or making a donation, please contact Jacquelyn Sly by calling 239-260-7300 or sending an email by clicking here. In lieu of filling out the form, if you would prefer to simply email in your team’s information (Captain/Co-Captain, Team Name, Contact […]

By |March 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NAMI Walk – Forms and Information|

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!

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

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
Happy Feet
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
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|