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January 14, 2020

We are pleased to present Kevin Tharpe, Special Needs Attorney, as speaker for our January Educational meeting.  He has expertise in dealing with disabled loved ones. He will be discussing options we need to know about.

Real-life experience in his family has given attorney J. Kevin Tharpe, P.C. unique insight into elder law, special needs planning and estate planning.

He truly understands the stress and confusion that families feel when facing these issues and works hard to ease their concern and give them peace Read More

    Holiday Potluck Dinner – – You are Invited! Tuesday December 17, 2018 at 6:30PM Forsyth County United Way, 240 Elm Street, Cumming, GA

    Come join us for our annual NAMI FDL Holiday Party. Bring your family, and/or a friend.  We will have door prizes, great food, and fellowship.  Bring a dish to share, if you would like.   You may indicate what you plan to bring on your RSVP response.  If you have any questions, please contact Linda Fitzwater at 678-947-6156.  We Read More

    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

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