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When the Mask Comes Off – A Youth Perspective on Mental Illness

“When the Mask Comes Off – A Youth Perspective on Mental Illness”

Originally posted here…

When the Mask Comes Off – A Youth Perspective on Mental Illness from Generation Justice on Vimeo.

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2015 Silent Auction Items – VIP Cocktail Reception

 

 

This year’s 2015 VIP Cocktail Reception will offer a Silent Auction, full of great items! Here are a preview of some of our trips, experiences, and tickets (click on the links for more information):

African Safari
Alaskan Cruise
Kentucky Derby Tickets
Masters Golf Tickets
Napa Valley Getaway
Skiing Getaway
Top Gun Fighter Pilot Experience
Private 5-Course Dining Experience
Dining Experience at the Ritz-Carlton
Exquisite Painting by Emily James

If you would like to donate an item for our Silent Auction, or if you have any questions, please contact Jacquelyn by emailing Jacquelyn@NAMICollier.org or calling 239-260-7300. Thank you!

For more information about our VIP Cocktail Reception, please call our office at 239-260-7300.

 

By |September 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2015 Silent Auction Items – VIP Cocktail Reception|

NAMI Walk 2016 – Forms and Information

We hope you’re getting ready for NAMI of Collier County’s 14th annual NAMI Walk!!! Please see below for this year’s Walk forms. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jacquelyn by emailing Jacquelyn@NAMICollier.org or by calling our office at 239-260-7300. Thank you!

2016 Walk Flyer
Walk Team Commitment Form* (Please email / mail in to form a team)
Donation & Registration Tracker
Team Walkers Form
Walker Registration Form* (All walkers must fill out and sign – available at the Walk)
Sponsorship Opportunities
BusinessManual
FriendsAndFamilyManual

Remember, if you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at […]

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Congratulations to our August Leadership Academy Graduates!

Congratulations to our most recent Leadership Academy graduates! Watch the video below, by one of our graduates!

By |August 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Congratulations to our August Leadership Academy Graduates!|

Two Major Mental Health Bills Introduced in the U.S. Senate

Originally appearing on NAMI’s E-Newsletter 8/7/15

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Two Major Mental Health Bills Introduced in US Senate

This week, the U.S. Senate adjourned for its August recess but not before introducing two major mental health bills.

Mental Health Reform Act of 2015

Senators Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) introduced The Mental Health Reform Act of 2015 (S. 1945), legislation to “comprehensively overhaul and strengthen America’s mental health care system.”

The bill addresses many of the same issues as the “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act” (HR 2646) introduced by Representatives Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-La.) in the House of Representatives, […]

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Life-changing program ‘H.U.G.S.’ helping children with mental illness

Life-changing program ‘H.U.G.S.’ helping children with mental illness
By: Jennifer Jones
Please click below for our recent H.U.G.S. story on WINK News. The story and original link can be found here.

By |July 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Life-changing program ‘H.U.G.S.’ helping children with mental illness|

A HUG FOR KIDS IN NEED: NAMI OF COLLIER COUNTY

Originally Posted Here…
By Ali Siemianowski

Florida’s public mental health funding is among the lowest in the U.S., with a system demand for treatment that is often far greater than available resources. NAMI of Collier County sought to change the barriers and lack of resources that many parents face accessing much-needed services for their children.

Anyone reading this knows that early intervention is critical to preventing future serious problems for kids, like problems at school, substance use, criminal behavior, violence and self-harm. In a recent webinar, Donna Charbonneu and Kathryn Hunter, both with NAMI of Collier County, talked about how their innovative HUGS […]

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Well-known Naples man dies suddenly, leaves behind legacy

Originally posted by the Naples Daily News, here.
By Hanna Marcus

Before anyone could predict who Todd Foege would be, he knew.

In the sixth grade, he told his teacher he wanted to be a child psychologist. On the playground, he’d break up fights, or mediate arguments between other kids — he’d do anything to help, his mom, Maripat Kline said, because that’s who he was.

His title never became psychologist, but his mission stayed the same from that sixth grade day on: He helped kids.

He was a teacher and confidant for at-risk kids, a pillar of hope for disadvantaged people and a […]

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 25, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 […]

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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 […]

By |June 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Support a Loved One’s Mental Health|