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O’Neill Foundation Awards $10,000 to NAMI of Collier County’s H.U.G.S. Program

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June 25, 2015

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

O’Neill Foundation Awards $10,000 to NAMI of Collier County’s H.U.G.S. Program

(Naples, FL – June 25, 2015) – The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Collier County is elated to announce that their H.U.G.S. (Health Under Guided Systems) program was recently the recipient of a $10,000 grant from The William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation, which is a private, family foundation whose vision is for strong communities where all families thrive and […]

How to Support a Loved One’s Mental Health

By Brendan McLean
Originally Posted here

“In any given year, only 60% of people with a mental illness get mental health care. As a result, family members and caregivers often play a large role in helping and supporting them. 

Millions of people have experienced the thoughts and questions you might be having now. You may be trying to help a family member who doesn’t have access to care of doesn’t want help. Or you may want to learn how to support and encourage someone who has been hospitalized or experienced a similar mental health crisis. Take a look at this infographic we […]

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    Naples Daily News Guest Commentary: Naples woman shares story about ties that bind too tightly

Naples Daily News Guest Commentary: Naples woman shares story about ties that bind too tightly

By Deena Baxter
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The Naples Daily News published a Guest Commentary by Deena Baxter on May 25, 2015. It shines a light on NAMI-Collier’s H.U.G.S. Program, honors National Mental Health Month, and is a tribute to her friend and their children who died from mental illness. Click here to read the commentary, or read on for a short excerpt.

“After struggling for many years from crisis to crisis, we lost our youngest adult son to suicide, death by mental illness. I called Kate with the news. After a short pause, she said, “I’m just waiting for a similar call.” […]

81 Awesome Mental Health Resources When you Can’t Afford a Therapist

BY KATHERINE SCHREIBER
Originally posted here

Sure, pretty much everyone could benefit from therapy. But not everyone can afford it. Thankfully, there’s a whole world of free or affordable mental health care out there designed to help you with just about every issue, whether that’s kicking an addiction, managing your emotions, finding a group of like-minded peers, or recovering from trauma. Even better? Some of these resources are available whenever you need them. (No need to schedule an appointment between the hours of 9 and 5.) Support groups, hotlines and call centers, websites and online forums, and even apps can be […]

Five Ways to Support Siblings in Special Needs Families

By Alyson Krueger
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When Sophie Kleinhandler was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder at 8, one thing that meant a lot to her was the support of her sister Rachel.

“My older sister started worrying about me,” Sophie recalled, “and she told me something really special. There’s a song called ‘Lean on Me,’ and she said, ‘Sophie, now that you have OCD I want you to lean on me when you’re upset and you can’t handle anything.'”

Rachel was a big help to Sophie, but Sophie’s OCD was hard on Rachel, too.

Sophie would get very upset if she was touched without warning. If […]

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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 Jacquelyn@namicollier.org.

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

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March 26, 2015

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

MAGIC CONTINUES FOR NAMI OF COLLIER COUNTY
AS 13th ANNUAL WALK RAISES OVER $98,000

(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, […]

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