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March 10, 2017

Tuesday April 11, 2017  6:00 PM

NAMI Georgia, the local organization of NAMI, will offer its NAMI Homefront Education Program for the Spring beginning on Tuesday, April 11th 2017. It will be held on Tuesdays from 6 until 8:30 PM at the Atlanta VA Medical Center in the General Mental Health Clinic (Ground Floor, GB 151).

For more information or to sign-up, the interested family member or support person should contact: Dr. Erin Elliott, Psychologist 404-321-6111 x6011

NAMI Homefront is a free, six-session education program for Read More

    Tuesday March 21, 2017  7:00 PM

    Carol Simpson will discuss the program and how this valuable program has helped individuals with mental illness receive the proper services. “This accountability court program addresses an under served population in Forsyth County by diverting defendants with severe and persistent mental illness from jail and introducing them to treatment services within the community,” State Court Judge Leslie Abernathy-Maddox said in a news release. Please come and attend this informative program.

    Location: Forsyth County United Way Community Room 240 Elm Street Cumming,  GA  30028

    In addition Read More

    ARLINGTON, Va., December 6, 2016 – The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) applauds and celebrates the U.S. Senate’s passage of HR 34, the 21st Century Cures Act, legislation that sets a foundation for improving mental health care for millions of Americans. With the Senate’s passage, HR 34 now goes to President Obama’s desk for final signature into law.

    Every day, NAMI hears firsthand from people and families struggling to access mental health services and supports. The consequences of lack of mental Read More

    NAMI Family to Family Class will begin in January 30, 2017.    We are currently adding family members to the pre-registration list.   To pre-register please contact Linda Fitzwater at 678-947-6156.

    Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited. This is a free educational program for family members, close friends and mentors of the mentally ill (depression, PTSD, bipolar, BPD, schizophrenia, etc.) We ask an 11 week commitment to the series; each week’s topic is different. All classes fit together to form a Read More

    2nd and 4th Thursdays Monthly 6:45 – 8:15

    595 Dahlonega Street,  Cumming, GA



    The NAMI Support Group model (formerly called the “Family-to-Family Support Group model”) operates differently than other, more traditional “share-and-care” groups.  The NAMI Support Group model offers a set of key structures and group processes for facilitators to use in common support group scenarios. These structures come with clear guidelines to follow; used together, they encourage full group participation in support group meetings. The structures of the new model Read More

    What is CIT?

    CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) programs are local initiatives designed to improve the way law enforcement and the community respond to people experiencing mental health crises. They are built on strong partnerships between law enforcement, mental health provider agencies and individuals and families affected by mental illness.

    Getting Started

    Community partnerships are the key to a successful CIT program. Only by working together can law enforcement, mental health providers and advocates improve the way a community responds to a mental health crisis.

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