NAMI will offer Youth Mental Health First Aid on Saturday, August 23rd from 8am – 4pm. The class will be held at the NAMI conference room at 6216 Trail Blvd, Naples, 34108. The nonrefundable fee for the class is $25 to cover materials and must be paid in advance. Each participant will receive a Youth Mental Health First Aid manual and certificate that is valid for 3 years. For information about Mental Health First Aid, please see the attached flier or call for more information. To register, please call one of the class instructors and send a check to […]
Hello all Fish Tale Grady Club members,
As you know, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is our club’s charity. Through the generosity of many of our members, Grady Fest attendees, and supporting Grady White dealers here in Florida, we were able to donate $16,000 to NAMI from the proceeds of this year’s Grady Fest. This is truly an outstanding effort and everyone who helped in making the Grady Fest a hugh success (all you red hats), deserves a great round of applause.
In addition, Mr. Eddie Smith, owner and CEO of Grady White Boats, was so impressed with our […]
Save the Date: May 16th, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Topic: Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project with Dr. Barry Sarvet
Dr. Sarvet will talk about the MCPAP program and how it can be replicated in other communities.
Friday children’s conference calls with Dr. Ken Duckworth, NAMI’s medical director and a child and adolescent psychiatrist, take place on the third Friday of every month. The calls are toll free and are scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. E.T.
To access the toll-free call, please dial 1-888-858-6021; access number 309918#.
Commonly Prescribed Psychotropic Medications
(used in the treatment of
schizophrenia and mania)
(used in the treatment
of bipolar disorder)
SSRIs, are also used in the
treatment of anxiety.
Depakene (valproic acid)
(used in the
treatment of ADHD)
NAMI Calls Mental Health Crisis a “Double Whammy,” Shortages Exist for Both Beds and Services
WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 — Mary Giliberti, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offered the following statement in conjunction with a House of Representatives oversight hearing titled “Where Have All the Patients Gone? Examining the Psychiatric Bed Shortage.”
“Hospital beds for individuals with mental illness who experience acute crisis are a necessary element for America’s mental health care system, but there are not enough beds. Supply does not meet demand. It is not just patients who are in crisis; it is the system as well.
There is also a double […]
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Collier County
Health Under Guided Systems (HUGS)
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 […]
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:
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 […]
Grady Fest started out in 2009 as a small regional meeting where Grady Owners gathered to hear from others about all things boating. In time, it has formed into a festival where hundreds of Grady Owners from around the world come to take part in the Grady Life! Grady Fest chose to support NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Collier County. We are so thankful and so blessed to have been this years selected Charity of The Fish Tale Grady Club’s hosted 2014 event.
$16,000 was raised locally with a $15,000 match in place!!! The total amount raised at the […]
Over 540 members of the community came out to support The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Collier County’s Hope Shines Walk on a beautiful April morning in Cambier Park. This was the largest gathering in the 12 year history of the NAMI Walk, and demonstrates the growing impact NAMI has on the community. Thirty-one teams participated in the Hope Shines Walk, with each team raising funds in support of NAMI. Generous and enthusiastic support from Walk participants helps NAMI continue to offer all its programs free of charge.
The annual Walk is NAMI of Collier County’s second largest […]