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November 27, 2019

It is critically important that mental health parity be a mandated component of any of these health insurance plans. We would like to see in any Waiver proposal Georgia move much more decidedly and intentionally toward the enforcement of federal parity legislation. Any loss of federally mandated protections for those with a mental illness or families seeking mental health care makes it harder for people to shop for comprehensive coverage and limits the amount of financial assistance available to Georgians Read More

    NAMI Walks is the largest mental health education and fundraising effort in America. NAMIWalks brings together thousands of individuals and supporters to celebrate mental illness recovery, honor those who have lost their lives to mental illness and help raise funds, combat stigma, and promote awareness. Join us. NAMIWalks_2019.


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    A mental health advocacy group will offer free educational classes for family and friends of individuals living with a mental illness.  The local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, will offer the family-to-family program in Cumming, GA at 6:30 p.m. Monday evenings beginning August 19, 2019.


    The 11-week program will continue at the same time and location on Monday nights through November 11.  Anyone interested in attending needs to pre-register by emailing or call Linda Fitzwater Read More

    Why We Care

    Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, NAMI and the rest of the country are raising awareness of mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.

    The WhyCare? campaign is an opportunity to share the importance of care in our relationships to others, in mental health treatment and services and in support and education to Read More

    Have Our Meetings/Support Groups Helped You Or Your Loved Ones? You Could Become A Volunteer.

    NAMI Forsyth Dawson Lumpkin is an all volunteer organization.  It is volunteers who lead our support groups and classes.  We would love to have more volunteers to lead these very important activities. There are numerous roles to be filled in our local chapter.  We need:

    Facilitators – Facilitators are folks that guide support meetings.  NAMI GA provides training classes to provide you with the tools to handle the Read More

    Sometimes a solution is given that goes unnoticed until  it is discovered by the media.   One such solution is the “clubhouse model” of mental illness rehabilitation, of which Fountain House is an example. These organizations are local community centers that support people with mental illness in a variety of ways, including help in finding mental health treatment, safe and affordable housing, employment and socialization.

    Fountain House members are free to come and go as they wish. They are evaluated and prescribed Read More

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