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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.   
 

By |May 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Join us for NAMI of Collier County’s 2018 Annual Walk!|

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).

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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,” […]

By |May 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Tell the Senate #DontCutOurCare|
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    NAMI Finding Hope! Mark your calendars for our 15th Annual Walk!

NAMI Finding Hope! Mark your calendars for our 15th Annual Walk!

Mark your calendars! NAMI of Collier County will be hosting their 15th annual walk on Saturday, February 25, 2017 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 Alex at Alex@namicollier.org.

Thank you!

By |December 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NAMI Finding Hope! Mark your calendars for our 15th Annual Walk!|
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    SDC Holiday Success flyers are created by Susan Sholle-Martin, SDC Life Coach, as a festive way of tracking and acknowledging the accomplishments of FloridaSDC participants throughout the year!

SDC Holiday Success flyers are created by Susan Sholle-Martin, SDC Life Coach, as a festive way of tracking and acknowledging the accomplishments of FloridaSDC participants throughout the year!

By |December 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on SDC Holiday Success flyers are created by Susan Sholle-Martin, SDC Life Coach, as a festive way of tracking and acknowledging the accomplishments of FloridaSDC participants throughout the year!|
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    Santa shows up in Naples helps kids who wouldn’t get a Christmas

Santa shows up in Naples helps kids who wouldn’t get a Christmas

NORTH NAPLES, Fla.- Families waved as Santa and Mrs. Clause pulled up on a fire engine.

The mini parade happened along Trail Boulevard in North Naples. The event was hosted by the HUGS department of NAMI, a non-profit who helps families with financial, social, emotional or mental struggles. The families had dinner with Santa then received Christmas gifts.

NAMI HUGS runs off donations only and help is always appreciated.

By |December 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Santa shows up in Naples helps kids who wouldn’t get a Christmas|

Save the Date – NAMI Luncheon 2016

NAMI’s 10th Annual Hope Shines Luncheon is quickly approaching!

Save the Date! Mark your calendars now and join NAMI of Collier County as we shine a light on the 1 in 4 children and adults affected by serious mental illness.

Please join us on Thursday, December 1, 2016
11:30am – 1:30pm
La Playa Beach & Golf Resort
Naples, FL

For more information, please contact our office by calling 239-260-7300.

Individual tickets can be purchased for $250 and sponsorships are available starting at $1,000.

You can purchase your ticket HERE! If you have any questions please contact us for more information!

By |June 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Save the Date – NAMI Luncheon 2016|

Mental health program sets recovery in motion

Mental health program sets recovery in motion
By: David Sarchet
Originally posted via News-Press.com, here…
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The recent The News-Press editorial “Suicide Crisis Needs Solutions” concludes with: “We need to give (those dealing with depression and other mental illnesses) hope.”

I’m moved to write about a unique program inSouthwest Florida that has quietly been developing since 2005 because that’s the word used more than any other by its members: hope. The program is called Florida Self-Directed Care (FloridaSDC) and it’s operated by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illnesses) of Collier County.

FloridaSDC is a vehicle for eligible individuals to use public funds to arrange their own mental […]

By |March 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mental health program sets recovery in motion|
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    Friends and colleagues lament loss of Collier’s leading mental health advocate

Friends and colleagues lament loss of Collier’s leading mental health advocate

Friends and colleagues lament loss of Collier’s leading mental health advocate
By: Liz Freeman
Originally Posted via Naples Daily News, here…
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Kathryn Leib-Hunter believed in keeping her office door open.

Unexpected visitors were greeted like old friends. No matter how busy her day — and she juggled a lot — Leib-Hunter had time. She remembered details of others’ lives no matter how much time had passed.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Collier, NAMI, lost their longtime executive director Wednesday at age 54, after a battle with health issues.

On Friday, the staff at the Sarah Ann Drop-In Center, which Leib-Hunter was passionate about, […]

By |March 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Friends and colleagues lament loss of Collier’s leading mental health advocate|

Kathryn Leib-Hunter, CEO of NAMI of Collier County, dies

Kathryn Leib-Hunter, CEO of NAMI of Collier County, dies
By: Alexi Cardona
Originally posted via Naples Daily News, here…
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Kathryn Leib-Hunter was a true advocate.
As the chief executive officer of NAMI of Collier County, she knew how to get things done and fought to change the stigma associated with mental illness.

She died on Wednesday evening at 54.

A release the organization sent out Thursday afternoon states she had been suffering severe health issues.

Leib-Hunter became known in the community as a champion for those affected by mental illness. It was a cause close to her heart. One of her brothers struggled with mental illness and […]

By |March 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Kathryn Leib-Hunter, CEO of NAMI of Collier County, dies|

NAMI Collier Partners with CCPS in ‘We Care’ Campaign

NAMI of Collier County recently partnered with Collier County Public Schools, the David Lawrence Center, and the Collier County Sheriffs Office in a new student mental health awareness campaign called “We Care.” This campaign was created to assist with prevention, early intervention, treatment, and improved care coordination for children with mental health concerns.

The “We Care” Campaign is geared toward middle and high school students, and the goals of the campaign are to open the diaglog (and decrease) stigma, educate about the warming signs of suicide, depression, substance abuse, and bullying.

The below video is the first of four PSA’s […]

By |January 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NAMI Collier Partners with CCPS in ‘We Care’ Campaign|