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February 28, 2021

NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session program for family, friends and significant others of military Service Members and Veterans. The class helps families understand what the Service Member/ Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life transition, PTSD and other mental health conditions.

We’re pleased to announce that REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the following sessions*:

Eastern Evening: Wednesdays, April 14 – May 19
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm ET (5:30pm CT,

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    If you were unable to participate in the the virtual event Mental Health at the Capitol 2021, the event was recorded.  By clicking on the link below you can watch the entire program.  It included many personal stories which were very inspiring.  The event went out to over 250 legislatures. Click on tinyurl.com/j9p9h013

     

     

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    Each year the Behavioral Health Services Coalition, a group of advocates supporting behavioral health in Georgia, comes together to organize the Mental Health Day at the Capitol. Anyone whose life is impacted by mental health concerns is welcome including: people in recovery, families, political leaders, service providers, community support organizations, faith leaders, law enforcement, first responders, other advocates, and anyone else who wants to support behavioral health in their communities.

    Legislator Meetings will be conducted virtually. Request a meeting with your legislator using the registration form below:

    http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=obnz85bab&oeidk=a07ehd01qsyc229076a&condition=SO_OVERRIDE

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    You are invited to NAMI FDL’s Virtual Holiday Party.

    Kim Jones, NAMI GA Executive Director, will be the guest speaker for the evening.  We’ll have door prizes and fun games.

    When: Dec 15, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Register in advance for this event:

    https://namiga.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsfu-qqj8iHNOwDncnUvT2wPRsR1_KJCsJ

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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    NAMI Georgia offers a non-crisis HelpLine that can provide information about resources for persons with mental illnesses and their family members in Georgia.

    Translation services are available.

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    President Trump has signed into law a bipartisan bill to create a three-digit number for mental health emergencies. The Federal Communications Commission had already picked 988 as the number for this hotline and aims to have it up and running by July 2022. The new law paves the way to make that a reality.

    “We are thrilled, because this is a game changer,” says Robert Gebbia, CEO of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

    He and other mental health advocates say this will make it easier for more Americans to access mental health care.

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