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Fight for the future of mental health care

Senators are back from July 4th recess, where they heard from advocates like you about the harmful consequences of the Senate health reform bill (the Better Care Reconciliation Act).

Thank you for speaking up, but the fight is not over. The future of mental health coverage is being decided right now.

Currently, 1 in 5 Americans live with a mental illness, but only half get needed treatment. This bill will make it even harder for people to get psychiatric medications, case management and mental health services.

If this bill passes, millions of Americans will lose coverage for mental health care.

Senators need to […]

By |July 12th, 2017|home|0 Comments|

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 […]

By |May 31st, 2017|home|0 Comments|

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 Alex@namicollier.org.   
 

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,” […]

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!

MentalHealthWeekly_HUGS

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]