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ORR Stakeholders: Health Insurance Literacy and the Marketplace (OMH & CMS Webinar)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) invite you to join us for a webinar on health insurance literacy and the Health Insurance Marketplace.

This webinar will provide basic information on how health insurance works, how to use your health insurance ​and where to find consumer-friendly resources. A brief update on the Marketplace will also be provided.

Webinar: Health Insurance Literacy and the Marketplace
Who Should Attend: HHS partners and community-based organizations

When: Thursday, June 19 at 4 pm EDT
Join the live event (no pre-registration is needed).
Conference number: PW6650566
Passcode: 9529414
Dial-in number: […]

The Truth About Troubled Children | Child Mind Institute

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Sarah Ann Drop-In Center June Calendar

Our new location is north of the corner of Pine Ride Road and US 41 North, on Trail Blvd., opposite of Waterside Shops; Red bus line Route 1B.  Sign up for outings in one working day prior to outing.  Activities and outings usaully start between Noon and 1 p.m., and may be re-rescheduled.  Management reserves the right to limit outing participation to members who are frequent visitors.  For immediate and after-hours support and information about local resources, call Project HELP at 239-262-7227.  In an emergency, call 911.

June Calendar



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 […]

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!

2014 NAMI Hope Shines Walk

5/24/14 – Kathryn, what a great article!!  You are doing amazing work!!  Thanks so much!!  Becky Sharon

5/27/14 – Incredible !!!!!!!!!– Thank you Kathryn for all you do!  You and your team are truly  amazing and I am so honored to be a part – Thank you!  Alisa Helms

Click on Link:  Kathryn Hunter: 2014 NAMI Hope Shines Walk » Naples Daily News (User story from monteiu#270845) – newsle

Kids With ADHD May Also Suffer Family Troubles

TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — New research indicates that children with attention-deficit          hyperactivity disorder may be more likely to be part of families that are affected by poverty, divorce, neighborhood violence and substance abuse.

“Our findings suggest that children with ADHD experience significantly higher rates of trauma than those without ADHD,” study author Dr. Nicole Brown said in a news release from the American Academy of Pediatrics. “Providers may focus on ADHD as the primary diagnosis and overlook the possible presence of a trauma history, which may impact treatment.”

The researchers analyzed the answers of […]

Fish Tale Grady

Hello all Fish Tale Grady Club members,


As you know, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is our club’s charity. Through the generosity of many of our members, Grady Fest attendees, and supporting Grady White dealers here in Florida, we were able to donate $16,000 to NAMI from the proceeds of this year’s Grady Fest. This is truly an outstanding effort and everyone who helped in making the Grady Fest a hugh success (all you red hats), deserves a great round of applause.


In addition, Mr. Eddie Smith, owner and CEO of Grady White Boats, was so impressed with our […]

Children’s Ask the Doctor Call #SaveTheDate

Save the Date: May 16th, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Topic: Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project with Dr. Barry Sarvet

Dr. Sarvet will talk about the MCPAP program and how it can be replicated in other communities.

Friday children’s conference calls with Dr. Ken Duckworth, NAMI’s medical director and a child and adolescent psychiatrist, take place on the third Friday of every month. The calls are toll free and are scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. E.T.

To access the toll-free call, please dial 1-888-858-6021; access number 309918#.