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May 18, 2020

When: Thursday, May 21, 2020, 4:00-5:30 PM EDT

There are over 10,000 apps targeting mental health conditions available for download and use today. These apps are appealing tools in today’s challenging times — they’re easy to access and low cost. But some apps can be dangerous, and others steal your health data. Many just waste your time and are simply not effective.

Although an app can be useful in care, it’s important to be cautious about which app you use.

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    When: Thursday 7 May 2020, 04:00 PM – 05:30 PM Eastern time

    Peer support — individuals with lived experience helping other individuals with lived experience — is an important part of mental health recovery. Peer support specialists are often trained, certified and prepared to help with recovery, much like a therapist but with different schooling and credentials. In times of widespread crisis like our country is experiencing now, when the mental health field is overburdened, these specialists are more important than ever.

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    A virtual NAMI Ending the Silence for Families presentation will be held May 5 at 11:00 am. This program is free to attend, and helps parents recognize the warning signs in their teen and how to talk to them about their mental health concerns. Link to join:

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    See below for this week’s educational webinar, hosted by NAMI Georgia.
    12:00 noon 4/16/20
    Link to join:

    A leading expert from Child Welfare Training Collaborative out of Georgia State University will explore the relationship between Secondary Traumatic Stress and COVID 19.

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    Arlington, Virginia– Today the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, released a guide to answer frequently asked questions regarding the intersection between Coronavirus, or COVID-19, and people affected by mental illness, their caregivers and loved ones.

    “We recognize that people living with mental illness face additional challenges dealing with COVID-19, as do their caregivers and loved ones,” said NAMI CEO Daniel H. Gillison,

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    Due to the Corona Virus Outbreak,  the Connection and Family Support Groups at NAMI FDL will be suspended until further notice.  Although the NAMI FDL support group meetings have been suspended there are other affiliates  conducting online support group meeting.  Feel free to join in any of the following:

    Affiliate: NAMI Dekalb
    Connections Recovery Support Group
    Occurrence: Every Wednesday, weekly
    Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    To attend virtually, email for details:

    Affiliate: NAMI Gwinnett
    NAMI Gwinnett Group 1:
    Connections Recovery Support Group
    Occurrence: Every Thursday,

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