Latest News & Events

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!

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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
Favoloso
HUGS
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
Passionate Pearls (Pearls of Naples)
Pilot Club of Naples
Sanibel Captiva Trust Company
Sarah Ann Center
Self-Directed Care
Starfish (Collier County Public Schools)
Team Hope
The Wilder Bunch
Tommy’s Angels
tsuNAMI’s
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 services […]

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 […]

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!

When?
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.

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 […]

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 […]

Hope Shines on NAMI as Recent Event Raises More Than $215,000

 HOPE SHINES ON NAMI
AS RECENT EVENT RAISES MORE THAN $215,000
2014 Luncheon Chairs, Lindy & Lindsey Thomas
Naples, Florida—December 15, 2014.  The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Collier County’s annual Hope Shines luncheon was truly magical, as over 400 people attended on December 5th at a private club in Naples. Event chairs, Lindy and Lindsey Thomas report that the “The Magic is You!” themed event, featuring a message of hope, raised more than $215,000, a record thus far.

Keynote speaker Kevin Hines captivated the group with his moving story about finding brighter days after his suicide attempt in 2000. His […]

NAMI’s Success Stories

Here at NAMI of Collier County, the people that we help (or have helped!) are truly an inspiration to all of us. Read on, below, for a glimpse of our many success stories:
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FIRST Program success stories:

The Collier County FIRST program provides intensive community re-entry assistance to inmates that life with serious mental illnesses who may also have co-occurring substance disorders. The program provides select inmates with services designed to facilitate their mental and behavioral health recovery. Referrals can come from family members, legal services, or community providers. Enrolled individuals have the opportunity to participate in mental health services, intensive case […]

Check out the success of our HUGS program!

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Collier County
Health Under Guided Systems (HUGS)
6/30/2014
The primary purpose of Collier Health Under Guided Systems (HUGS) is to provide a responsive, culturally competent system of care for children and youth with behavioral health needs. HUGS facilitates collaboration across agencies, as well as both public and private schools to improve access to culturally and linguistically competent services for families. The project provides coordinated, universal screenings and referrals to facilitate early identification and access to care to mitigate the effects of untreated problems later in life.

Provide Screening and system navigation to a minimum of 1300 […]