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    BELIEVE in NAMI and mark your calendars for our 14th annual Walk!

BELIEVE in NAMI and mark your calendars for our 14th annual Walk!

Mark your calendars! NAMI of Collier County will be hosting their 14th annual walk on Saturday, February 27, 2016 in Cambier Park in Naples. Packed with free food, free entertainment, and plenty of goodies, please join us to raise awareness and funds for the 1 in 4 families affected by serious and persistent mental illness.

To form a team, sponsor the event, or for questions/concerns, please contact Jacquelyn at

Thank you!

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    Magic Continues for NAMI as 13th Annual Walk Raises Nearly $100,000

Magic Continues for NAMI as 13th Annual Walk Raises Nearly $100,000


March 26, 2015

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Collier County
6216 Trail Blvd., Bldg. C, Naples, FL 34108
Contact: Jacquelyn Sly (239) 260-7300


(Naples, FL – March 26,, 2015) – 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 $98,448 to date, […]

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 […]

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, […]

Wink News Interview




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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.

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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 […]

Make Your New Year’s Resolution to Connect 4 Mental Health

Make Your New Year’s Resolution to Connect 4 Mental Health
By: Ginger Lerner-Wren, Created first Mental Health Court to decriminalize mentally ill
Originally Posted on The Huffington Post

2015 is here, along with the opportunity to positively impact the lives of individuals with serious mental illness and grow social justice in your local communities. While you were preparing for the holiday season, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), The National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council), Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc., and Lundbeck, announced the winners of the 2014 Community Innovation Awards. Four notable community based models were selected from one of […]

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 […]

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 […]